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Upper Grand passes balanced 2014-15 budget


For Immediate Release
June 25, 2014

GUELPH, Ontario – A balanced budget with an operating total of $351,129,761 was approved by the trustees of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 24, 2014.

In remarks about the budget made on June 2 at the Budget information meeting, Board as Budget Committee Chair, Marty Fairbairn thanked the Finance Department including Superintendent Janice Wright, and Budget Chief Sheila Parker for their work.

“All the good things are in this budget, the International students market is a booming business, an environmental lead position is added, the introduction of the pre-IB program in September for grade 9 students is supported and there is more.” 

“We have included additions to our educational assistant complement and special education resource teachers,” he said. 

Martha Rogers, Director of Education, also speaking earlier in the month noted that “In my view this is a good news budget for our schools and students. It is both a compliant and balanced budget.”

“Thanks go to all senior staff for holding the line where required, reducing where appropriate and for their vision of where to increase our supports for students and to increase operation efficiency.” 

The capital budget of the board is estimated at $42,378,093.

Features of the 2014-15 Board Budget

For more information: 

Maggie McFadzen, Communications Officer
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]  

Mark Weidmark, Administrative Officer – Communications
519-822-4420 ext.544
[email protected]

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