April 16, 2014

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the Board's Budget Committee of the Whole released a balanced budget scenario to the public. The two documents that were provided to meeting attendees are below. The next step is for the Board's Budget Committee of the Whole to hear from KCTU, CUPE and DPAC on Tuesday, April 22nd in a closed session. The Board will have first and second reading of the 2014-2015 budget at their open Board meeting on Monday, April 28, 2014, starting at 7:00 pm at Kootenay-Columbia Learning Centre - Trail Campus (KCLC). The third and final reading of the budget is scheduled for an open Board meeting on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 5:00 pm at KCLC.

April 9, 2014

On March 7, 2014 the Board of Education released a list of potential budget adjustments to help achieve a balanced budget for the 14/15 school year.  At the same time this list and a survey was emailed to over 3,600 staff and parent/guardian email addresses.  The Board received 41 responses to the questions over a 4 week period.  Here are the responses to the questions asked in the survey.

Budget Process Schedule 2014-2015

Date   Location Time Event
Monday January 27, 2014 KCLC 7:00pm Regular Open Board Meeting
- present draft Budget Process Schedule
Monday February 17, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #1 (closed)
Monday February 24, 2014 SHSS 7:00pm Regular Open Board Meeting
- present final Budget Process Schedule
- present status quo Draft 1 Budget
- present public feedback process
Monday March 3, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #2 (closed)
Thursday March 6, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #3 (invitational/ closed)
- representatives from P/VP, DPAC, KCTU, CUPE
Friday March 7, 2014     Release of long list
Web opened for public submissions (4 weeks)
Monday March 10, 2014 KCLC 7:00pm Regular Open Board Meeting
- budget process update
Friday March 14, 2014     2014-2015 Ministry Preliminary Operating Grant information announced
Wednesday April 2, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #4 (invitational/ closed)
- presentations by P/VP, DPAC, KCTU, CUPE
Thursday April 3, 2014 Castlegar Complex 4:30pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #5 - Talking Tables(invitational/closed)
- Principals & Vice-Principals
Friday April 4,2014     Last day to receive written pubic submissions
Monday April 7, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #6 (closed)
Thursday April 10, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #7 (closed)
Monday April 14, 2014 SHSS 7:00pm Regular Open Board Meeting
- budget update
Wednesday April 16, 2014 KCLC Gym 6:30pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #8 (open)
- presentation of Superintendent's Proposed Budget
Tuesday April 22, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Commmittee of the Whole Budget Meeting #9 (invitational/ closed)
- representatives from P/VP, DPAC, KCTU, CUPE
Wednesday April 23, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #10 (closed)
Monday April 28, 2014 KCLC 7:00pm Reguar Open Board Meeting
- 1st & 2nd reading of budget bylaw
Thursday May 1, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Committee of the Whole Budget Meeting #11 (closed)
Friday May 2, 2014 KCLC 5:00pm Special Open Board Meeting
- 3rd reading of budget bylaw

 

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