Board trims $774,000
The Upper Canada District School Board has trimmed more than $774,000 in spending after staff responded to a motion to reduce the initial $1.8 million deficit approved in May of 2018.
Following the February 27 direction to staff, the senior management conducted a full review of all planned expenditures, with the goals of avoiding any serious impact on student learning and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment in schools.
IT projects deferred
Measures accepted by trustees included a deferment of some IT projects, reductions to non-essential maintenance work, deferrals for filling some vacant staff positions within different departments, and reductions to the district’s International Education Program.