CDSBEO trustees approve balanced budget


The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s Board of Trustees has approved an operating budget of $165.5 million and a capital budget of $10.6 million for the 2014-15 school year.

All expenditure areas were carefully reviewed for efficiencies and to ensure excellence in Catholic program delivery for students across Eastern Ontario.

Trustees approved the budget at the June 17 board meeting.

Brent Laton, Chair, commended the group.“This budget will help to ensure that the 2014-15 year will be another successful year,” he said. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend my sincere gratitude for the work done by Executive Council, and the Finance Department.”

 “The budget demonstrates that our staff continue to be dedicated to student success while remaining fiscally responsible with the Board’s financial resources,” said Director of Education Wm. J. Gartland. “I commend our staff for their dedication in serving the best interests of our students.”

Construction will continue on the $6.6 million, Ministry funded, capital priority project at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place that will open in September 2015. The project includes a 12 classroom addition to replace portables.

The Board will also receive $1.7 million for School Renewal, and $2.2 million for School Condition Improvement, to help address the backlog of facility repairs and upgrades.

The 2014-2015 financial estimates allow the Board to continue to remain compliant with the provincially mandated primary class size requirement as well as the aggregate class size requirements mandated for full-day kindergarten.

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