Renfrew County District School Board approves 2018-2019 budget

Posted on Tuesday June 26, 2018

Renfrew County District School Board approves 2018-2019 budget
Investments aimed at delivering greater equity of access to French as a Second Language Programming

(Renfrew County) Yesterday, trustees with the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) approved a budget of $138.4 million for the 2018-2019 school year.

This budget reflects the Board’s ongoing commitment to realizing the components of the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.

“Today we have demonstrated, in a very meaningful way, our continued support of school community needs,” said Wendy Hewitt, Chair of the Board. “By passing this budget, we also honour our commitment to manage public finances in a prudent way.”

Budget 2018-2019 has an increase in total operating revenue for is $3.4 million, which is 3% higher than last year’s budget.

Additional highlights include an investment of $250,000 for the expansion of French as a Second Language (FSL) programming across the District as well as $144,000 to cover transportation costs (busing) and an additional $800,000 for Special Education. The $9.4 million capital envelope will see most support destined toward maintaining and sustaining existing facilities across the District including two significant renovations planned for Fellowes High School and Renfrew Collegiate Institute. The work at Fellowes will begin this summer while the planned redevelopment of the entry way and façade at Renfrew Collegiate Institute is expected to begin shortly thereafter.

“On a personal level, I am so very pleased to see our Board focusing on making investments in French as a Second Language (FSL) programming,” said Hewitt. “The $250,000 set aside for FSL will see us embark on a multi-year approach that will place French instruction on more equitable footing across the District.”

The approved budget will now be presented to the ministry.

The Board operates 21 elementary school facilities, seven secondary school facilities and four continuing education centres within Renfrew County and South Algonquin Township.

 

For further information, please contact:


Jonathan Laderoute
RCDSB Communications Manager
613.735.0151 ext. 2231
mobile: 613.635.3528
laderouteja(at)rcdsb.on.ca

 


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