Statement from the Board of Trustees

Nov. 20, 2019

The Board of Trustees has not yet received official correspondence about an independent financial and governance review, but we welcome any opportunity to share how we allocate funding to support students at the CBE. We are committed to being fully cooperative in any review process.

We are confident in our sound financial and governance practices. We submit all required financial information to the Ministry monthly, quarterly and annually. We continue to receive clean audits that show our financial results are fully compliant with legislation, regulation and Canadian accounting standards.

In a large organization that welcomes all students and serves very diverse needs we have made decisions within the financial constraints under which we operate. The 2017 operational review of the CBE conducted by the provincial government found that our spending was in line with those of other large school boards in the province.

We are extremely proud of the work staff do each day across the system to ensure students are at the forefront of everything we do.