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2019-20 Public Budget Consultation




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​​​Thanks to all who participated in DPCDSB's public budget consultation. The opportunity to provide input is now closed.  

​Public Budget Webcast 
Link to Presentation​ / Webcast Questions & Answers 

​ThoughtExchange Online Survey 
Link to Results​

Outline of Current Issues and Budget Pressures 
​Following is a high level overview of key areas of the operating budget, including the budget pressures and challenges faced by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.  It is important to read this information prior to submitting input or delegating.

The Grants for Student Needs (GSN) are the primary revenue source for the publicly funded education system in Ontario.  The 2019-2020 GSN announcement, when it is made, as well as a Guide to the Grants for Student Needs will be available on the Ministry of Education website.

The development of the 2019-2020 budget will be guided by a collaborative and transparent process, ensuring all decisions align with the DPCDSB Multi Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) and Catholic Board Improvement Learning Cycle (CBILC)

Ministry of Education's New Vision for Education in Ontario
On March 15, 2019 the Minister of Education made announcements affecting changes as part of the provincial government's plan to "modernize learning in Ontario's publicly funded education system." The DPCDSB and its Board of Trustees are deeply concerned about the potential impact these changes may have on student achievement and well-being and the effect that government-directed funding reductions may have on our ability to provide the level of quality programming that students and parents expect. The funding reductions present a fiscal challenge in working toward a balanced budget in alignment with our goals of student achievement and well-being. Review information related to the announcement as well as the DPCDSB's Letter to the Community.

The Education Act requires school boards to submit a balanced budget. The DPCDSB must continue to undertake prudent fiscal management to meet this objective. The DPCDSB will ensure that our budget process addresses all budget challenges, maximizes opportunities, and delivers quality Catholic education to our students.   

All stakeholders are encouraged to review the DPCDSB Strategic System Plan and Financial Statements.





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Budget Pressures and Challenges​​ 

  • Transportation cost increases
  • Inflationary cost pressures
  • Funding reductions
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Benefit costs
  • Sustainable technology
  • Excess capacity
  • Absenteeism and associated costs
  • Enrolment changes
  • Changes to Ontario Autism Program
  • Maintain momentum on student achievement & well-being goals
  • Increased repairs and maintenance costs on aging facilities 

All budget documents will be posted to this Public Budget Consultation webpage. Please check regularly for additional information as we progress with development of the 2019-2020 budget.

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