Budget Process 2018-2019

Student achievement and well-being are our top priorities. The  allocation of budget resources will be aligned with the overall goals and priorities identified in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan.

Guiding Principles

  1. Students come first. The evidence will be reflected in targeted improvements in student achievement and well-being, and by providing safe, inclusive and equitable learning environments.
  2. We will invest in the future of the organization by focusing on innovation, engagement, partnerships, facilities and professional learning that support student success.
  3. The allocation of financial resources will be driven by data, supported by evidence, and aligned to match system and operational goals.
  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.
2018 – 2019 BUDGET PROCESS
DESCRIPTION TIMELINES
Preliminary Enrolment Projections January, 2018
Administration to Develop Guiding Principles & Operational Priorities January 23, 2018
Establishment of the Budget Committee January 23, 2018
Budget Committee Meeting:

  • Election of Chair & Vice-Chair
  • Preliminary Analysis of 2018-2019 Budget
  • 2018-2019 Budget Timetable
January 23, 2018
Administration to Attend Advisory Committee Meetings to present Budget Information February 21, 2018 – SEAC
February 15, 2018 – AEAC
March 5, 2018 – PIC
Budget Preparation April / May, 2018
Input from invited Stakeholders:

  • Unions/Federations
  • AEAC
  • PIC
  • SEAC
  • Principals
  • Student Councils
April 3, 2018

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 Review May, 2018
Budget Committee Meeting May 8, 2018
Budget Committee Meeting May 15, 2018
Budget Committee Meeting – Preliminary Budget for discussion June 4, 2018
Director’s Council Budget Approval June, 2018
Budget Committee Meeting (for approval) June 19, 2018
Board Approval of 2018-2019 Budget June 26, 2018
Submission to Ministry of Education June 29, 2018

Budget Committee Chair: Trustee George Saarinen
Budget Committee Vice Chair: Trustee Ellen Chambers

Agendas and Minutes for Budget Committee Meetings.

Deadline for public input is March 23, 2018.  Email submissions to budget@lakeheadschools.ca