April 27, 2020

Peel board seeks input on 2020-21 budget from staff, parents, students and community members

The Peel District School Board is seeking input from staff, parents, students and community members to help shape its 2020-21 school year budget. Input will be collected through a consultation process including school councils, delegations and an online survey.

"Each year, the Peel board works to support the needs of all learners through the effective use of resources to enhance student achievement. We can't do this without the input of Peel families and school communities," says Brad MacDonald, chair of the board. "We would like to hear from you and receive your feedback on our budget priorities to help us continue to inspire success, confidence and hope in each student."

To provide input, individuals may:

  • complete a brief, online survey by May 15, 2020.
  • provide input through their school's School Council if they are a Peel board parent/guardian.
  • delegate the board electronically at a virtual Regular Meeting of the Board on May 12, 2020. To delegate to trustees, individuals must contact the Director's Office at 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2010, and complete the board's  Request to Delegate Registration Form.

Notes MacDonald, "Approximately 95 per cent of the Peel board's revenue is provided directly from the Ministry of Education through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding that is based on enrolment and the specific needs of students in each school board. The majority of school board funding must be used for the purpose that it was granted—e.g. facilities operating costs and salaries. We do want to hear from our communities on the other areas of the budget where input can be sought."

The online survey and additional resources are available at www.peelschools.org/BUDGET.

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Media Contact: Brad MacDonald, Chair of the Board, [email protected]

Reference: Ryan Strang, Communications Officer, [email protected]

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