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Catholic school board balances budget

ry staffing, mental health, school renewal, school condition improvement, and tem- porary accommodation.” Norton noted that the budget projections also allow for a possible overall decline in the CSDBEO’s total student population by 185 compared to the 2015-2016 budget plan. “However, additional student registra- tions are expected as we approach the start of school,” Norton stated, “and we predict this number will continue to improve.” The district’s capital works budget includes an allocation of $1.7 million for school renewal work over the summer and the new term, along with $1.8 million for a school condition improvement program to deal with facility repairs and upgrades throughout the CDSBEO.



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School district drafts budget Before the summer vacation break, staff and trustees at the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) get to work on next year’s budget plan. UCDSB trustees received an update on the preliminary draft budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal period.The draft budget right now proposes $345.9 million in operation expenses and $30 million in proposed capital expenses. The draft budget also projects a potential $913,215 operation surplus for the school district, to make sure it meets provincial government demands for balanced budgets for school districts. The present draft for next term’s budget is expected to have little or no impact on school programs within the Upper Canada district but still allow the UCDSB to meet goals for increasing the percentages of student graduations at local schools, improving the overall curriculum, and meeting employee demands for wages and benefits. – Gregg Chamberlain The CDSBEO has a total budget of about $173 million. That includes an operating budget of $168.8 million and $4.9 million capital works budget. CDSBEOBusiness Su- perintendent Bonnie Norton told the board that the budget meets all ministrymandatory guidelines for financial balance, while also meeting district goals for the upcoming term. “The 2016-2017 budget, totalling $173.7 million, is compliant,” Norton stated, “with all enveloping provisions required on board administration, special education, First Na- tions, Métis and Inuit education, learning opportunities, student achievement, libra- Some English Catholic schools may see some improvement work going on over the summer holidays. The Catholic District School Board of Eas- tern Ontario (CDSBEO) approved its budget for the 2016-2017 school operation year. Trustees signed off on the budget during their June 21 board meeting before taking their summer break.

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