Day 145 (of 183) school district budgets. An interesting start to 2016/17

Day 145 (of 183) school district budgets. An interesting start to 2016/17

With declining enrolments and ever increasing costs, budget times in the school districts I have been part of have required some “creative thinking”

In my district, a lot of advance work was done to get input from the communities via town hall setups:

With the dispute being closing schools vs ending programs. After starting school closure process, the board then voted to extend the process by a year

As the budget process was put into question

And an upcoming board meeting will decide what’s next……

Because some districts have decided to do different, including SD72 looking at reducing prep-teachers by “reducing” the school week

And both Vancouver school board not voting for a balanced budget
And Saanich following their lead

I know a few colleagues who attended a uLead conference in Banff earlier in the week. The unanimous feeling was that sometimes education is a tad ‘different’ west of the Rockies. Lots more news and decisions yet to come!!

About technolandy

Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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