In preparation for the 2020-2021 Budget, the Halton District School Board (the Board) invites parents/guardians, students, staff and community members to provide input into the budget development process.
The Board strives to support students to explore and enhance their potential and create safe, healthy, inclusive and engaging environments for all, while remaining fiscally responsible. The budget development process aligns the allocation of resources to the Board’s strategic priorities and operating goals identified in the annual operating plan. The Board is in the process of developing its 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan, and the budget development will closely follow this process to ensure sufficient resources are provided to support identified priorities. A copy of the
current year Multi-Year Plan
can be accessed
The Halton District School Board receives most of its funding from the province in the form of Grants for Student Needs. Each year, the Ministry of Education provides stakeholders with a
Guide to Grants for Student Needs
, which provides further details on education funding. Most of the funding school boards receive is tied to mandated class sizes and staffing ratios while other areas of the funding are “enveloped” and thus are restrictive in how they are used. Additionally, the market dictates operating costs for classroom resources, technology, utilities, transportation services, construction, operation and maintenance of schools. The funding does provide for a number of allocations that allow the Board to make decisions around programs, learning spaces and resources provided in order to enhance students’ learning experiences and support the initiatives identified in the Multi Year Plan. As we develop the budget and align resources to our strategic goals, we are seeking feedback on the areas of priority to our various stakeholder groups.
The 2020-2021 budget process and timelines are summarized below, and details will be added to the
as information becomes available:
View a summary of the 2019-2020 Enrolment, Revenues and Expenses
, which will form the basis for the 2020-2021 budget process. More detailed information on the budget is available in the 2019-2020 Operating and Capital budget documents