Thank you message from the Board Chair
Dear Parents, Residents and Members of the School
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Winnipeg
School Division, I would like to thank you for your participation in the
development of the Division’s 2014/2015 Budget.
It is with your involvement, feedback and support
that the Board of Trustees was able to approve the Budget which will continue
to provide excellent learning opportunities for students in the Division. As a
school board trustee, one of the most trying responsibilities is to ensure that
students have all the educational tools required to develop their skill sets which
will empower our youth to reach their fullest potential.
Every year, the members of the Board are faced with
the reality that provincial funding provides for only a portion of what is
required for educational programming.
The remaining funds as well as the funds required for programming in the
vital areas such as technology, sustainability, world issues and life skills
that are essential to prepare our children for the future, must be raised
through property taxation. While the Board is always very supportive to the
educational needs of students, both in and out of the classroom, the Board also
recognizes its fiduciary responsibility to the residents of the Division.
I look forward to continuing our discussions on the
importance of embracing an educational system that will evolve to meet the
needs of the next generation of children and youth.
For specific information on the 2014/2015 Budget, please see below
Message from the Board Chair and Finance/Personnel Committee Chair