A.9 The new funding model is based on the provincial funding formula and provides funding for business costs such as teacher salaries and benefits, school operations and maintenance, and education services and administration. It also provides ongoing funding from the FNESC for the provision of second-level services, including: A.6 First Nations who opt for the new agreement will receive a new allocation on time for the 2012 school year, based on the new funding model. As of March 30, 2012, AANDC has received Bandcouncil resolutions from 85 of the 86 eligible First Nations operating schools in BC. AANDC will work in the coming months with First Nations who have adopted Band Council resolutions to amend their funding agreements accordingly. The BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) lays the foundation for growth and change to support the growth of our First Nations education system. These changes include new funding promises, new commitments to education from First Nations in Canada and the BC, funding for languages and culture for First Nation schools, continuing our special education program, and significant changes in the nominal role. A.7 All First Nations in BC who run schools can participate in the new approach, either by opting for the tripartite education framework agreement or by signing an autonomy agreement with the Canadian government. Watch THE latest BCTEA progress update. The objective of the updates is to inform K-12 signatories and training partners of BCTEA-related activities and commitments, to raise awareness and build capacity. Local education agreements are important tools for building relationships between First Nation communities and independent education boards or school authorities to support improved student outcomes in the First Nation. Check out the FNESC 2019 Indigenous Education Conference LEA presentation an additional LEA resource. The new approach recognizes that quality, comparable education includes standards, programs, services, academic support and investments needed to meet the unique needs of First Nation students.