The Kelsey School Division had a board meeting last week where a public presentation was held regarding the proposed budget for the 2018/2019 school year. Chairperson Vaughn Wadelius says the board has worked through a number of steps over the last couple of months and they have a list of capital projects that the school administrators presented and the next step is to review these projects along with what Manitoba Education had announced for support for education.
While considering the proposed budget the board had to look into some of things that The Manitoba Government announced including the withdrawal of the provincial tax incentive grant that will cost the school division $50,000 a year. Wadelius stated that the School divisions revenues based on September enrollment are unpredictable as of now and once they get the final revenue figures finished they will be able to lock in a budget. The plan presented was based on no requirement for a special levy increase this coming school year.
The overall budget is approximately 20 million dollars and the budget is expected to be approved at a meeting later this month.