School board discusses budgets, current and coming

  • Jan. 26, 2007 10:00 a.m.

School District No. 50 has given first and second reading to the amended annual budget for 2006/07. This budget reflects the final enrolment of 754.5 full-time equivalent students and the actual employees hired for the year said secretary- treasurer Ken Campbell at the Jan. 23 School district 50 board meeting. The budget shows an increase of $88,405 in salaries (including benefits, services and supplies) over last year while the enrolment was down 26.5 students. In other news: o Mr. Campbell presented a 2007/08 budget process to the board at the January 23 meeting, one that would see trustees left out of the process until the budget was presented to the public in late March. Discussions on the budget usually start in February between district staff, trustees and principals. Public meetings are then held to get community input, before a final budget is passed. Trustee Christine Martynuik questioned why the trustees were left out at the earlier sessions. Mr. Campbell said it was just a suggested process and he was open to changing it. Done. o Mr. Campbell also said the Ministry of Education has agreed to add the Port Clements multiplex to the district’s 5-year capital plan. He originally thought the almost $1.6-million allocated would not be included in this year’s portion of the plan (it is slated for year three), but has since had more discussions and hopes more news will come in the near future. The district also has applied for $5,000 from the Union of BC Municipalities to work with the village on planning the facility.

Just Posted

Prince Rupert’s ferry issue is a North Coast issue, MLA Rice

Prince Rupert not alone in fight to save ferry to Ketchikan: Alaskan Rep. Ortiz

Brand new vessel for Massett Marine Rescue

The Tagwaal was unveiled to the public Sept. 6

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Council Briefs: Village of Queen Charlotte

Child care and clean-ups on the agenda

Power restored to 120,000 customers after northern B.C. transmission failure

Lightning is suspected to be the cause of the outage, says BC Hydro

On the Wing: Small Yellow Flying Things

by Margo Hearne Distance doesn’t seem to deter migrating birds; they travel… Continue reading

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

B.C. communities urged to improve access for disabled people

One in four B.C. residents has disability, most want to work

Sikh millworker lodges human rights complaint against Interfor, again

Mander Sohal, fired from Delta’s Acorn Mill, alleges discrimination based on religion and disability

UVic students killed in Bamfield bus crash were from Winnipeg, Iowa City

Authorities said the two victims were a man and a woman, both aged 18

Safety concerns resurface after fatal bus crash on Vancouver Island

Huu-ay-aht First Nations wants a safe route between Bamfield and Port Alberni

National weather forecasters predict average fall, cold winter

The Weather Network says precipitation will about average in most parts of Canada

Most Read