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Highlights from March 22nd
Board of Trustees Meeting
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March 23rd, 2017 (Brockville, ON) – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 to discuss a number of topics including:

Second Financial Forecast for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year: Superintendent of Business Nancy Barkley presented Trustees with the second financial forecast for the current fiscal year. It reflects a moderate reduction in the anticipated in-year budget surplus when compared with the first forecast presented in January. The budget surplus is now forecast at $343,592 and maintains the Board’s standing for operating within the compliance levels set by the Ministry of Education. Estimated adjustments to Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding and updated projected costs associated with Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims were factors attributed to the change in the surplus. Barkley confirmed that the 2016-2017 fiscal outlook for the Board remains stable. She added that the current budget remains Ministry compliant while allowing the Board to focus on its key goals of student achievement and student well-being.

2017-2018 Budget Information Report: Superintendent Nancy Barkley presented the 2017-2018 Budget Information Report to Trustees, providing information related to enrolment trends, Grants for Student Needs funding impact of the School Board Efficiencies and Modernization Strategy (SBEM), Special Education funding, the estimated 2017-2018 Budget Gap and Budget Presentation timelines. The report was intended to give Trustees a preliminary understanding of the financial context and potential challenges ahead for the coming budget year.

About the Upper Canada District School Board: The Upper Canada District School Board is the largest public school board providing education in the Lanark, Leeds-Grenville, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Prescott-Russell counties. It serves more than 26,000 students and is comprised of 85 elementary and secondary schools.

For more information, please call:

Stephen Sliwa
Upper Canada District School Board
(613) 342-0371 ext. 1234

Jeff McMillan
Upper Canada District School Board
(613) 340-5515

March 23, 2017

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Contact Information
Director Stephen Sliwa
Brockville Board Office
Phone: (613) 342-0371 ext. 1234
Email: stephen.sliwa@ucdsb.on.ca