The District School Board Ontario North East’s Chair doesn’t like how the province has divided special needs funding between the northern English and French-language boards.

Chair Doug Shearer says the 19 English northern boards have to share 4.5 million dollars of the seven million dollars in Education Program Grants.

Shearer says the leftover goes to the remaining six French boards.

He says while northern boards struggle with graduation rates, the province continues to provide better funding to the French boards.

Shearer says he will be making calls to other English boards to see how this latest funding allocation can be spent more wisely.