Richmond trustee Sandra Bourque tells CBC Radio that the Richmond School District could use the money to provide services for special needs and ESL students as well as other areas trustees have had to cut because of a lack of funding.
"Of course we could use the money, but at what price? It's like putting billboards on the side of schools. Why wouldn't you put billboards on the side of schools if you could put them on the side of trucks?"
Bourque says even though there's more money for education in this year's provincial budget, she estimates it's only replacing about a third of what's been cut by the Liberals.