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​Information about the upcoming 2020-21 operating budget


The updated 2019-20 budget was approved by the Board of Trustees on Jan. 7, 2020.

The $1,380.5 m​illion expenditure budget supports the operation of 246 schools and 125,809 students. This is a decrease of $28.5 million from the previously approved 2019-20 budget.

The original 2019-20 budget was approved by the Board and submitted to the Province in June, in advance of the provincial budget announcement. The spring budget presumed flat funding.

The Province announced the 2019-20 budget on Oct. 24, 2019. Overall funding was reduced by a minimum of $32 million, despite our enrolment increasing by nearly 2,400 students. Chief Financial Officer Brad Grundy described the impacts in this video and in a Dollars and Sense column​.

As required by law, the 2019-20 budget is balanced and has been submitted to Alberta Education.

Provide Your Input on the CBE’s 2019-20 Budget

As always, we read each and every email you send. Our finance team sees all of your input and ideas. We encourage you to take this opportunity to communicate with us. Your name and email address can be submitted confidentially if you wish. Continue to our feedback form.

We are reporting all feedback to our community, excluding personal details. This feedback will be posted both online and in this year’s Budget Assumptions Report. 

See budget feedback reports
The PDF is updated periodically so please check back for the latest feedback.​

See earlier budgets and financial information in Budget and Financial Information Archive.

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