Parents/guardians, students, staff and community members are invited to provide input on the 2019/2020 Budget
The Halton District School Board strives always to support students to explore and enhance their potential, and to create a safe, healthy and engaging learning and working environment for all. The coming year, however, may prove a challenging one.
Accordingly, and in preparation for the 2019/2020 Budget, the Halton District School Board (the Board) invites parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to provide input into the budget development process.
In the 2019-20 Education Funding Guide, released as part of the
Education Funding Consultation, the Ministry of Education shared its commitment to make more efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars and focus on achieving four percent (4%) savings overall. While the extent of this reduction on the education sector is not yet known, the Board will review how it meets its commitments to students, staff and the community and align with the provincial government’s mandate. In anticipation of the release of the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) at the end of March, the Board would like to hear from parents/guardians, students, staff and community members on areas of priority and potential ideas for efficiencies and savings.
The budget development process aligns the allocation of resources to the strategic priorities identified in the
Multi-Year Plan 2016-2020 and the targets incorporated in the annual Operating Plan. Following an assessment of system priorities and areas for growth, Administrative Council developed targets to measure the success of the goals in the Multi-Year Plan. These targets were incorporated into the 2018/2019 Operational Plan and will be updated/revised to continue into the 2019/2020 school year.
Below is a snapshot of the 2018/2019 year. For details on last year's budget,
visit this page.
2018/2019 Summary of Expenditures, Revenues, and Enrolment
Pupil Accommodation - includes expenditures for:
- operations and maintenance (schools)
- school renewal
- debenture interest and bridge financing of capital projects
- annual amortization of Tangible Capital Assets
Other - includes other non-operating expenditures, such as one-time Ministry funding for specific projects as well as School Generated Funds.
Instruction - included in this category are: classroom teachers, occasional/supply teachers, educational assistants, early childhood educators, classroom computers, textbooks, learning materials, classroom supplies and equipment, professionals, paraprofessionals and technicians, library and guidance, staff development, coordinators and consultants, principals and vice principals, department heads, school office – secretarial and supplies, continuing education, summer school and international language, Centre for Skills Development and Training
Administration - includes expenditures such as:
- Director and supervisory officers
- Board administration, including non-instructional operations, maintenance and capital
Transportation - includes expenditures for pupil transportation to and from Halton District School Board schools as well as provincial schools.
The Halton District School Board has experienced significant growth in enrolment in recent years. For 2019/2020, growth is expected to continue, however it will be modest compared to prior years.
For more information on the
2019-2020 Budget Estimates, click here
The 2019/2020 budget questionnaire closed on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.