Budget Process Begins

2020-2021 Budget continues inclusive process

The 2020-2021 Lakehead Public Schools budget process began at last evening’s Budget Committee meeting with a preliminary analysis report. The report provided the process for the development of the budget that must be completed and submitted to the Ministry of Education by the end of June 2019. Trustee George Saarinen was acclaimed as Budget Chair with Trustee Marg Arnone was acclaimed as Vice Chair.

“It is an honour to have the confidence of my fellow Trustees on the Budget Committee as we enter into this thorough and inclusive process,” says George Saarinen, Chair of the Budget Committee. “The Budget Committee will work to develop a fiscally responsible budget that recognizes the needs of our students and is built solidly on the foundation of our Guiding Principles with input from our valued stakeholders.”

Student Achievement and Well-Being are the top priorities. The allocation of budget resources will be aligned with the overall goals and priorities identified in the Multi-Year Strategic Plan.

The next Budget Committee meeting will be held on April 7. At this meeting, invited stakeholders will present deputations to the Budget Committee.