The school board passed its budget for the coming school year when it met in Masset May 24.
The board anticipates spending $9,113,867 in the 2005/06 year, up from $8.9-million this year, even though it projects fewer students in the schools, 750 not the 792 it now has. The funding works out to $12,151 per student next year, up from $11,357 this year.
Teachers’ salaries account for $2.9-million of the expenditure, down slightly from last year, while expenditures on principals and vice-principals drops from $772,000 to $695,000.
Andrea deBucy, school district secretary treasurer earlier said the board did not have to make a deep staff cuts as it had previously thought, although most school will see their support staff funding drop.
Board members also expressed concern that the provincial government may not increase funding much in the following two years, which may create problems in this district.
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