Budget Process

2016/17 Budget Process

School District No. 42 meets the learning needs of approximately 14,000 students of all ages in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and is defined by its determination to keep student learning and growth at the heart of all its decisions.

All decisions made by the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District are guided by its vision and core values, and are based on research and consultation. Similarly, the district’s initiatives and resources are all aligned to support its firm commitment to continuous improvement, teaching and learning, effective use of technology, building and sustaining community and partner group relationships, and designing effective and sustainable support systems.

Due to many cost pressures beyond its control, the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District faced operating budget funding shortfalls of $5.66 million for 2013/14, $5.02 million for 2014/15, and $1.68 million for 2015/16. The reasons for these shortfalls included declining enrollment, the CUPE wage increase, increased costs for benefits, inflation, utilities rate increases, the use of reserves to fund previous budget shortfalls, and provincially mandated administrative savings.

The implementation of reductions of this magnitude has led to financial and staffing challenges that created instability in the system. The impact of the reductions on our schools has been identified by students, teachers, CUPE, MRTA, principals, vice-principals, and parents.

For 2015/16 and 2016/17, the province tasked all school districts with finding administrative savings. For the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District, the administrative savings target set by the Ministry of Education over two years is $1.35 million. Given this requirement, in 2015/16 the board adopted an administrative savings plan that meets Ministry of Education requirements.

 

Preliminary Budget 2016/17
Proposed Preliminary Budget 2016/17
Preliminary Budget Process Timeline

The following board approved 2016/17 Preliminary Budget Process Timeline shows the schedule of budget meetings. Please refer to this schedule for the budget meeting dates and deadlines for submission.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
DEO Boardroom
6:00 pm

BOARD MEETING

  • Presentation and approval of the Proposed Budget Process/Timeline
  • Presentation of the Projected Enrolment for 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
DEO Boardroom
6:00 pm

BOARD MEETING

  • Presentation and Board approval of the 2015/16 Amended Annual Budget
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
DEO Boardroom

BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

  • Presentation of preliminary estimates to partner groups
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
DEO Boardroom

BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

  • Partner presentation of the 2016/17 Proposed Preliminary Budget
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Thomas Haney Secondary
4:00 pm

BOARD MEETING

  • Public and Partner Groups Input on the 2016/17 Proposed Preliminary Budget
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Thomas Haney Secondary
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

BUDGET COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

  • Public and Partner Groups Input on the 2016/17 Proposed Preliminary Budget
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
DEO Boardroom
6:00 pm

BOARD MEETING

  • Final deliberations and adoption of the 2016/7 Proposed Preliminary Budget Changes and the 2016/17 Preliminary Budget Bylaw
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
DEO Boardroom
6:00 pm

BOARD MEETING

  • Adoption of the 2016/17 Preliminary Budget Bylaw (if required)
How to Give Feedback

Groups or individuals who wish to present their views on the Proposed Preliminary Budget at the April 20, 2016 Budget Committee-of-the-Whole Meeting will need to REGISTER at budget@sd42.ca no later than April 18, 2016. ** REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED ** Please review our Guidelines for Delegations document, prepared specifically for school board delegations interested in preparing and delivering presentations.
Please send written submissions no later than two (2) working days before the meeting. You may send your submissions by:

MAIL:
Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows Board of Education
Attention: Executive Assistant to the Board, Secretary-Treasurer’s Office
22225 Brown Avenue
Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 8N6

FAX: 604.463.0573
EMAIL: budget@sd42.ca

Please note: All submissions to the board are considered public documents. The board, therefore, reserves the right to make any submissions available to public and to place them on the district website.

Public and Partner Group Budget Input Received
Our vision
Our vision is for every individual to feel valued and for all learners to reach their potential.
Our mission
Our mission is to support all individuals in their development as successful learners, and as respectful, caring and responsible members of society.