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Have your say on the Delta School District's priorities

The school board is encouraging as many voices as possible to engage in the annual budget input process
The district says the engagement process is to facilitate discussion and gather feedback on the public’s priorities for the 2023/24 budget.

The Delta School Board wants to hear from the public on what should be the district’s priorities for the upcoming operating budget.

Saying it is committed to transparent budget planning and resource allocation that is directly aligned with the strategic vision, goals and objectives established by the board, the school district says its budget process includes encouraging the public to make a submission at a regular board meeting this Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. takes place at the School Board Office in Ladner, located at 4585 Harvest Dr.

People are also encouraged to provide a written submission via email.

The district notes that it anticipates that the feedback received during the meeting will help inform and guide discussions at the dedicated public input session on March 7, where participants can make a submission online via Zoom.

Participants are also encouraged to attend both the Feb. 21 and March 7 sessions.

The school board is waiting for its funding allocation from the province to see how much of a deficit, or surplus, it faces. The draft budget recommendations will be released on April 13.

The district last year faced a $2.74 million operating shortfall.

For more information on the Delta School District’s budget 2023/24 process and ways to participate, including online see this link.