The Halton District School Board invites parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to provide input into the budget development process for the 2024-2025 school year. Individuals are encouraged to provide input through an online survey on the Budget Input page of the HDSB’s website (hdsb.ca) by Feb. 26, 2024 at 4 p.m.
Over the past few years, the education sector has been presented with unprecedented challenges and funding pressures. It is also expected that elementary and secondary student enrolment in the region will decline next year. With student enrolment as the main driver of funding for the school board, this will result in lost revenue. The HDSB has budgeted for a $7.7 million deficit in the current year and is required by regulation to eliminate this deficit next school year (2024-2025). We are looking to identify savings and efficiencies to meet the regulatory requirement to balance our budget, while continuing to make investments in strategic priorities. Quotes
“As we try to eliminate this deficit to balance our budget, we are seeking input to help us understand how we can minimize impact and achieve our financial goals,” said Roxana Negoi, Superintendent of Business Services and Treasurer for the Halton District School Board. “We sincerely thank the community for taking the time to offer their perspectives and insights.”
The budget development process aligns the allocation of resources to the HDSB’s strategic priorities, as identified in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan
and the annual operating plan. Background resourcesBudget and Financial Information2024-2025 Budget Input
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