It may cost developers a little bit more to do business in Hamilton.
The Public School Board will be considering a development levy for areas of Hamilton where new schools will need to be built.
Its part of a report from Education Director John Malloy that will find its way before the school board today.
Chairman Tim Simmons says Hamilton's Catholic Board already has such a levy, as do various school boards in the GTA.
It's an option the Public Board will consider as it deals with school closures due to the accommodation review process and last month's Education Ministry funding announcement.
Simmons says the board wouldn't have to build a new school if new homes weren't being built, so developers need to do their part.
The Ministry would have to approve the levy request and the money would not be for construction, but rather land acquisition.