The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) has embraced the use of public webcasts and online data collection and reporting for budget development, which will continue with the 2022-2023 process. The Ministry of Education released the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) on February 17, 2022 and all school boards are required to submit a compliant budget by the end of June 2022.
Funding resources have been limited in recent years for DPCDSB, compounded by declining enrolment and significant increases in Long-Term Disability (LTD) benefit costs. The budget development process involves making decisions on expenditure areas where these limited funding resources should be directed. Consultation with, and input from, our community members helps inform the budget process.
Public Budget Consultation
Webcast - April 28, 2022
Summary of Current Issues
and Budget Pressures
The GSN are the primary revenue source for the DPCDSB. Information is available
on the Ministry of Education website.
The development of the 2022-2023 Budget will be guided by a collaborative and
transparent process, ensuring all decisions align with the DPCDSB Multi-Year
Strategic Plan (MYSP).
During the 2020-2021 year, the DPCDSB entered into a Financial Recovery Plan
with the Ministry to address a significant expenditure concern with LTD. DPCDSB
will operate under the Financial Recovery Plan until the issue has been resolved.
Prudent fiscal management will be required to meet a compliant 2022-2023
operational budget objective.
All stakeholders are
encouraged to review DPCDSB Financial
Enrolment Trend (*Projected Enrolment)
Budget Pressures and Challenges
- GSN funding and enrolment decline impacts
- Potential COVID-19 restrictions
- Technology inventory and sustainability
- Absenteeism and associated costs
- Decline in benefits funding and rising Long-Term Disability costs
- Maintain momentum on student achievement, mental health & well-being
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 2022-2023 budget.