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 will continue to maximize the dollars directed to students in classrooms.
We will continue to listen and make decisions based on our values and the needs of our community. Our Budget Assumptions Report will be presented to the Board of Trustees on April 4 and we will then have a better idea of the pressures we face.
For more information on how we fund our schools, please see our 2016-17 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.