Budget Feedback 2024-2025

February 20, 2024 - 1 minute read

As we have done in the past, we are once again engaging schools and our partner groups in a budget consultation process.  As Secretary Treasurer, Julia Leiterman noted in the February Finance and Facilities Meeting, our early projections for next year see us in a fairly stable position. This will allow us to maintain the current year’s budget and staffing allocations. As always, we will be making adjustments as populations and priorities shift, but there should not be the need for the major reductions seen last year.  Nor are we able to be adding to the budget without tradeoffs – so if we want to add to the budget, we need to find reductions of similar value.

It is important to note that approximately 88% of the School District operating budget is comprised of staffing costs.  There are further limitations on funding allocation decisions that are governed by the School Act, collective agreements, special purpose grants and other parameters.

We welcome school and community feedback as we build the budget for next year.  Feedback collected is shared by the District Leadership Team as staff prepares recommendations for the 2024-25 preliminary budget, and by the Board in their review and approval process.

Please send any feedback via email to Karen Leeson at kleeson@wvschools.ca with the subject “BUDGET FEEDBACK 2024-25” by Friday, March 15, 2024.