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Catholic school board approves 2019-20 budget

It comes in at just under $300 million

Trustees with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board have approved the board's budget for the upcoming school year.

That budget comes in at just under $300 million.

"Government policy changes involving class sizes, reduction in per-pupil funding, and cancellation of the Local Priorities Fund have led to an overall reduction across the school system of approximately $10 million, impacting staff as well as student programming and resources." said a release.

The operating budget is over $278 million, while the capital portion is just under $21 million.

Below are some of the strategies the board used to balance the budget:

  • Reduction of support and academic staff throughout the system
  • Reduction of school budgets
  • Reduction of maintenance budgets
  • Deferral of equipment purchases including laptops, personal computers, Chromebooks, vehicles, furniture, and custodial equipment
  • Reduction of departmental PD budgets and centralized PD requiring release time


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