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2020-21 Public Budget Consultation




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The Public Budget Consultation Webcast that was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 has been cancelled and will be replaced with a recorded presentation posted to the DPCDSB website with a link to a short survey for input from community stakeholders.  It is regrettable; however, it is imperative that DPCDSB staff and community members adhere to recommendations from Public Health Authorities around social distancing and staying home. 

Public Budget Presentation

PowerPoint Slides (PDF)

Survey 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 (DPCDSB).  It is important to read this information prior to submitting input.

The Grants for Student Needs (GSN) are the primary revenue source for the publicly funded education system in Ontario.  The 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 budget will be guided by a collaborative and transparent process, ensuring all decisions align with the DPCDSB Multi Year Strategic Plan (MYSP).

Budget Development Process

The Education Act requires school boards to submit a balanced budget. The DPCDSB must continue to undertake prudent fiscal management to meet this objective.  During the 2019-2020 budget development year, DPCDSB was forced to reduce over $16 million in expenditures in order to balance against unprecedented GSN reductions that formed part of the Ministry's New Vision for Education.

For 2020-2021 budget development, 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​.

  2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021

Budget Pressures and Challenges

  • School re-opening following COVID19 closures
  • Delays in construction and maintenance projects
  • GSN funding impacts
  • Technology inventory and sustainability
  • 2-year deficit management plan
  • Enrolment changes
  • Absenteeism and associated costs
  • Maintain momentum on student achievement & well-being goals

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 2020-2021 budget. 

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