Update on 2015-16 Budget Presentation

updated presentation 130x97Following the February public budget consultation meetings, Garden Valley School Division Trustees approved the budget for 2015-16 at their March meeting.

Trustees approved a special levy increase of $775,000 or 4.71%, which results in the mil rate remaining unchanged at 18.05 and no increase in the education taxes.

Additional expenditures are being used to cover items such as: additional literacy resources; an increase in Occupational and Physiotherapy services for students; a new staff room addition to Southwood School; additional funds to support technology in the division; the creation of a bus drop off loop at Parkland School; and additional funds to replace aging buses.

For more information, please also download the budget presentation: pdfbudget_presentation_board_meeting_mar_2015.pdf