SD71 (Comox Valley) 2016/17 Budget Challenges as of May 17, 2016

The inability of the BC provincial government to provide stable and adequate funding to school districts is not allowing boards of education to easily plan to balance their budgets. The Ministry of Education downloads last minute bomb expenses the districts must balance. Our district’s funding shortfall increased to $2.8 million on May 17 from $2.4 million on February 18, 3 months earlier from a $260k expense downloaded from the provincial government. Districts need predictable, stable, and adequate funding for our public education system, and for our students and all citizens, in BC to thrive.

 

Click here or the pdf file to learn more or view an excerpt below.

 

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