The Wellington Catholic District School Board has approved a balanced budget that strives to minimize the impact at the classroom level and ensure excellence in faith formation, learning and achievement. The 2019/20 budget was approved for final submission by Trustees on Monday, June 3, 2019.
This was a challenging budget planning cycle. Through the collaboration of departments and the reorganization of positions, expenditures were decreased proportionately to the reduction in grant funding.
The 2019-20 Budget includes total expenditures of $104.7. M. This budget represents a 1.9% or $2M decrease from the 18-19 Revised Estimates. The Board has implemented operating efficiencies and expenditure reductions to offset revenue reductions and increased costs to submit a balanced budget.
Board Chair, Marino Gazzola, affirmed the work of Senior Administration. "We were able to approve a balanced budget due to the tireless work and commitment of our staff. Their collaborative efforts and historical commitment to fiscal responsibility have resulted in a balanced budget that allows us to continue to prioritize student learning and well-being."
Director Tamara Nugent, noted that, "We are proud to serve our students in an inclusive and engaging learning environment. We needed to make some difficult choices in order to most effectively steward our resources. Retirements have helped to mitigate the impact on our employees. We continue to provide specialized programs such as the Primary Years International Baccalaureate, Specialist High Skills Major Programs and support for English Language Learners, Full Day Kindergarten and Special Education."
The approved budget will be submitted to the Ministry of Education by the June 30th deadline.
The Wellington Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting student success in all of our 22 schools. Our academic and extracurricular programs give our 7800 students the opportunity to learn, lead and serve. Grounded in faith based teaching, our schools are preparing students with the values and academic skills they need to be successful 21st century citizens.
For more information, please contact:
Tracy McLennan, Superintendent of Corporate Services and Treasurer
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Tamara Nugent, Director of Education
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