Public input invited to SD83 budget process

Public input invited to SD83 budget process

A virtual public budget meeting will be held on Thursday, May 14 at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. to give the public an opportunity to provide input to the School District No. 83 (North Okanagan-Shuswap) 2020-21 preliminary operating budget.

Click here to join virtual budget meeting at 4 p.m. on May 14th

The meeting will begin with an initial overview of the budget by Secretary-Treasurer Alanna Cameron and will be followed by a question and answer period.

Read 2020-21 Preliminary Budget Development Summary here

During this session the public will be able to type in their questions and staff or trustees will answer. If you already have questions which you would like to see addressed during the meeting please email them to vdeacon@sd83.bc.ca by 3:30 p.m. on May 14th with the subject line: Questions for Public Budget Meeting.

Over the past several months, to advise and assist with the 2020-21 Operational Budget development, the Board accessed its Budget Committee. The committee consists of representation from all partner groups (teachers, support staff, First Nations, principals, parents and district staff).

The purpose of this working group is to provide the Board with representative advice on budget issues and implications of proposed changes, and to allow for an interactive forum for open communication and understanding of the budget. 

This discussion is then shared with trustees as they formalize the budget.

Cameron explains that this year, after looking at funding, anticipated growth, fixed costs and anticipated cost increases, the District is expecting a very limited amount of discretionary funds.

Trustees will be discussing the proposed budget at its virtual Committee of the Whole meeting on May 28 at 4 – 6 p.m. They will be looking to adopt the budget at the regular June meeting.

PUBLIC FEEDBACK 

There will be a question and answer time during the virtual budget meeting. You will be able to type in your questions and trustees or staff will answer.

Individuals wishing to provide written submissions to the Board are asked to email them to vdeacon@sd83.bc.ca before end of day, Sunday, May 24, 2020. 

Please note: All submissions to the Board are considered public documents. The Board therefore reserves the right to make any submissions available to the public and to place them on the district website. 

Again, here is the complete link to join the public budget meeting:

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