School board passes $9-million budget

  • May. 26, 2006 10:00 a.m.

The school board passed its budget for the coming school year when it met in Masset May 23.
The board expects to spend $9.3-million in the next school year, down slightly from the $9.6-million budgeted for 2005/06.
Enrolment continues to decline, with the board projecting 720 students in schools next year, almost thirty fewer than this year.
Teachers’ salaries will account for $2.9-million in expenditure next year, almost the same as last year, while the money for educational assistants is dropping over $200,000. At the same time, the district expects to pay about $45,000 more for principals and vice-principals.
“We have not laid off any staff this year, there haven’t been any major cuts,” district secretary treasurer Andres deBucy told the board.