We will support our students to achieve academic excellence and personal well-being in an inclusive setting that builds character and values, while preparing them to participate fully in a global society.

Guiding Principles

  1. Students come first.
  2. The allocation of financial resources will be aligned to match system and operational goals and priorities identified in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan.
  3. We will invest in the future of the organization by focusing on innovation, engagement, partnerships, facilities and professional learning that support student success
  4. The engagement of stakeholders in a consultative budget process will assist in setting priorities
  5. Budget decisions will ensure strong fiscal responsibility into the future.

2021 – 2022 Budget Process

DescriptionTimelines
Preliminary Enrolment ProjectionsJanuary, 2021
Administration to Develop Guiding Principles & Operational PrioritiesJanuary, 2021
Establishment of the Budget CommitteeJanuary 26, 2021
Budget Committee Meeting:
• Election of Chair & Vice-Chair
• Preliminary Analysis of 2020-2021 Budget
• 2021-2022 Budget Timetable
February 9, 2021
Administration to Attend Advisory Committee Meetings to present Budget InformationAEAC March 25, 2021
SEAC March 10, 2021
PIC March 1, 2021
Budget PreparationApril / May / June, 2021
Input from invited Stakeholders:
• Unions/Federations
• AEAC
• PIC
• SEAC
• Principals
• Student Councils
April 6, 2021

These groups either submit reports or attend meetings to discuss priorities. In addition, a web-based budget input option will be made available to the public.
Director’s Council Budget ReviewMay 2021
Budget Committee Meeting (prior to Standing Committee)May 11, 2021
Budget Committee MeetingMay 18, 2021
Budget Committee Meeting – Preliminary Budget for discussionJune 1, 2021
Director’s Council Budget ApprovalJune 2021
Budget Committee Meeting (for approval)June 15, 2021
Board Approval of 2021-2022 BudgetJune 22, 2021
Submission to Ministry of EducationJune 30, 2021

Deadline for public input is March 21, 2021.

Email submissions to budget@lakeheadschools.ca

Budget Committee Chair: Trustee George Saarinen
Budget Committee Vice Chair: Trustee Marg Arnone

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