The budget for the 2016-2017 school year was approved by the GVSD board at the March 8, 2016 board meeting. A budget presentation made at the March 8 meeting outlined some key areas that the board has been considering investing in for next year.
Items of consideration for the board included provincial funding, strategic planning goals, budget consultation feedback, current and projected financial status, and new expenditures/projects for 2016-17, to name a few.
The finalization of next year's budget follows a series of board strategic planning and budget meetings, and community consultation meetings. The general public was invited to attend the Garden Valley School Division annual public budget consultation and information meeting, which took place on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 pm at Parkland Elementary School.
Budget spending in 2016-2017 will include improvements made at some of the older schools and also supporting the divisional strategic plan, which includes the literacy initiative, a new numeracy initiative, and the continuation of Professional Learning Communities.
For more details on the 2016-2017 budget, please also download the presentation: budget_presentation_-_Board_meeting_mar_8_2016.pdf