The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) will develop the 2023-2024 Budget while operating under a Multi-Year Financial Recovery Plan (MYFRP) with the Ministry of Education. During the 2020-2021 year, the DPCDSB entered into the MYFRP as required by the Ministry to address a significant expenditure concern with the Long Term Disability (LTD) benefit plan. The cost of the LTD plan has increased monumentally over the last three years and has created an accumulated deficit position. DPCDSB will operate under the MYFRP until the issue has been resolved.
The Ministry of Education provides funding to school boards through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding formula. Once announced, the GSN information will be available through the link provided below as well as through the budget reports presented to the Board of Trustees. Budgetary resources have been limited in recent years for DPCDSB, compounded by declining enrolment and the increase in LTD costs. The budget development process involves making decisions on expenditure areas where these limited funding resources should be directed.
Public Budget Consultation
During the 2023-2024 budget development process, DPCDSB offered a Public Consultation Session webcast on April 26, 2023. This session provided an opportunity for our community stakeholders to receive important financial information and updates on the DPCDSB deficit position. Consultation with, and input from, our community members helps to inform the budget process. However, noting the accumulated deficit position of DPCDSB, prudent fiscal management will be required to meet a compliant 2023-2024 operational budget objective.
Link to Public Budget Consultation Session Recording
Budget Consultation Webcast Q&A
Stakeholders can also contact their local area trustee directly or send an email to the DPCDSB to provide input to the DPCDSB and its Board of Trustees to consider in the development of the 2023-2024 budget. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2023-2024 Budget will be guided by a collaborative and
transparent process, ensuring all decisions align with the DPCDSB Multi-YearStrategic Plan (MYSP).
All stakeholders are
encouraged to review DPCDSB Financial
Enrolment Trend (*Projected Enrolment)
Budget Pressures and Challenges
- GSN funding and enrolment decline impacts
- Absenteeism and associated costs
- Technology inventory and sustainability
- Impact on budget from ongoing Collective Bargaining process
- Decline in benefits funding and rising Long-Term Disability costs
- Impact of inflation on goods and services
- 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 2023-2024 budget.