Peel District School Board’s 2018-19 Budget Priorities

Let’s Talk: Provide input on the Peel District School Board’s 2018-19 budget priorities

The Peel District School Board has a long history of fiscal responsibility, focused on a mission to inspire success, confidence and hope in each student. Through our goal to use resources effectively to enhance student achievement, the board has been able to do so in an efficient and sustainable manner, while supporting the needs of all learners.

To guide the Peel board in the development of its 2018-19 school year budget, trustees are seeking input from staff, parent, student and community members.

To provide input, individuals may:

· Delegate the board at Regular Meetings of the Board on March 27, April 10, April 24 or May 8, 2018.

· Provide input through your School Council. Please contact your School Council chair to find out when budget consultation will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. · Complete a brief, online survey at www.peelschools.org/BUDGET by March 31, 2018.

It’s important to note that approximately 95 per cent of the board’s revenue is provided directly from the Ministry of Education through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding that is based on enrolment and the specific needs of students in each school board. As such, the majority of school board funding must be used for the purpose that it was granted—e.g. facilities operating costs and salaries. There are, however, areas of the budget where input can be sought.

Before you provide your input, you may choose to refer to the Peel board’s Plan for Student Success at http://www.peelschools.org/PlanforStudentSuccess in an effort to align your ideas with the board’s strategic plan, goals and key priorities. Other resources are available at www.peelschools.org/BUDGET.

If you have any questions, please email communications@peelsb.com.

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