School district expects small surplus

  • May. 7, 2007 12:00 p.m.

By Alex Rinfret-The school district will probably end the year with extra money, secretary-treasurer Ken Campbell told trustees when they met in Sandspit April 24.
The district’s financial year ends June 30.
“Based on expenditures, based on the salaries we’re projecting now, we’re heading for a small surplus,” Mr. Campbell said.
He projected that the surplus will be about $137,000.
In other school board news:
• A group of three students from Queen Charlotte Secondary told trustees that they could save $35,000 annually by adopting energy-saving measures.
The students – Jessica Reid, Ian Benoit and Tauren Collinson – analyzed the school’s energy consumption with the help of BC Hydro, and recommended ways to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
QCSS, which is relatively new, is already more efficient than the average school in BC, the students said. They recommended reducing the number of lights in the downstairs hallway, installing high-efficiency heat recovery equipment, and installing occupancy sensors which would make the ventilation system more efficient.
Trustees said they were very impressed with the students’ presentation, and thanked them for their work.
• The board also heard presentations about AIDS in Africa and the Kyoto protocol from grade 7 students at A.L. Mathers school, and poems read by grade 3 students.