Good re­port for dis­trict

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KEMPT­VILLE | To­wards the end of the year, trus­tees with the Ca­tho­lic Dis­trict School Board of Eas­tern On­ta­rio en­joyed rea­ding a po­si­tive re­port about the past bud­get plan.

Du­ring their Nov. 19 board ses­sion, trus­tees re­vie­wed a fi­nan­cial re­port on the 20132014 fis­cal year of operations from a re­pre­sen­ta­tive with the KPMG au­di­ting firm. The ove­rall fi­nan­cial sta­te­ment sum­ma­ry was po­si­tive.

“These re­sults re­flect the de­di­ca­tion and ac­coun­ta­bi­li­ty of all staff,” sta­ted William J. Gart­land, CDSBEO edu­ca­tion di­rec­tor, “and our fo­cus on ma­king re­sources mat­ter, in par­ti­cu­lar for the suc­cess of the student in the class­room. We conti­nue to re­main fo­cu­sed on pro­vi­ding the best qua­li­ty Ca­tho­lic edu­ca­tion pos­sible for stu­dents in Eas­tern On­ta­rio.”

The fi­nan­cial re­port no­ted that the school dis­trict met all of the pro­vin­cial go­vern­ment’s de­mands for ba­lan­ced bud­ge­ting by school dis­tricts while at the same time mee­ting spe­cial edu­ca­tion needs in the dis­trict and al­so main­tai­ning pro­vin­cial de­mands for smal­ler tea­cher-to-student class­room size ra­tios that would al­low teach- ers to pro­vide more one-on-one at­ten­tion when nee­ded with in­di­vi­dual stu­dents. In the CDSBEO du­ring the past fis­cal year all pri­ma­ry classes, from ju­nior Kinder­gar­ten to grade 3 had an ave­rage of 23 stu­dents and in about 90 per cent of cases the student class size was 20 or less.

Board trus­tees re­vie­wed a la­ter re­vi­sed re­port du­ring their Dec. 16 ses­sion. The re­port in­cludes up­dates to all pro­jec­ted sources of grants and other sup­por­ting re­ve­nue, changes in ex­penses since the ori­gi­nal 2014 bud­get was ap­pro­ved in June this year, and pro­jec­ted en­rolment fi­gures for the spring 2015 term.

The re­vi­sed re­port in­di­cates the CDSBEO may have a small sur­plus of $380,000 for the 2014-2015 fis­cal per­iod.

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