The 2017-18 provincial budget was presented on March 16. In response, the CBE Board of Trustees issued this statement. We receive more than 92 per cent of our funding from the Province.
The Province has again funded us for enrolment growth, to ensure that the approximately 2,000 new students we welcome in our schools next year will be funded. We always look to maximize the dollars directed towards students and their success.
Our Budget Assumptions Report was presented to the Board of Trustees on April 11, 2017 and details how we will cover our $38.6 million deficit. We will continue to listen and make decisions based on our values and the needs of our community.
Our complete budget report will be presented to the Board of Trustees in late May before the submitting it to the Province.
For more information on how we fund our schools, please see our 2017-18 Resource Allocation Method for Schools and our fact sheet, “where does school funding go?”
We encourage you to continue to take part in the budget process by visiting our Budget Feedback Form and sharing your budget priorities and thoughts with us.