The CBE believes in a strong public education system that supports success for each student.
The CBE's annual budget development process begins with the Government of Alberta's budget in the new year and the related Alberta Education budget information announcements.
Once funding levels are known, the CBE considers how best to maintain programs and services at the levels necessary to support student achievement and well-being while delivering a balanced budget.
The Board of Trustees provides direction into the budget development process through policy, the Chief Superintendent’s summative evaluation, and Board motion.
Operationally the budget process is led by the Chief Superintendent and superintendent’s team who make decisions to ensure the budget is aligned with the Education Plan, system priorities and the Chief Superintendent’s summative evaluation.
The Board of Trustees approves the budget at a public meeting in the spring of 2024