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June 25, 2013 School District 69 (Qualicum) Looking Forward ~ Ongoing Budget Work.

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2 June 25, 2013 School District 69 (Qualicum) Looking Forward ~ Ongoing Budget Work

3 4 Year Plan to Balance January 2013: $3 million over 4 years Year One: : $639,000 increase in revenues (sustainable?) $226,000 ongoing savings from Admin, O&M and Transportation $419,750 one-time savings and use of surplus June 2013: $2,146,615 over next 3 years

4 Ongoing Budget Work Currently working on for 2013/14: Reduction of Lease Costs Reduction of utility costs through locking off surplus space: #1 Portables (highest consumer of heat and electricity) #2 Sections of Schools – reduce utilities to min. #3 Individual Classrooms – electricity savings + better use of custodial services Implementation of p-cards with % savings rebate back to the board

5 Ongoing Budget Work Currently working on for 2013/14: Implementation of Year 1 of the Transportation Review Plan Discussions with RDN regarding Transportation – initial discussions indicate legislative limitations Copier and peripheral device review: New machines – more efficient for staff, savings on ink Reduce # of devices – utility savings Lease vs. buy

6 Ongoing Budget Work 2013/14 work for 2014/15 International Student Program – define goals and program objectives and how they might effect budget Distributed Learning – course development to enhance opportunities leading to increased grant revenue Development of a new Long Term IT Plan

7 Ongoing Budget Work 2013/14 work for 2014/15 Make a long term decision on the PCTC in context of a broader review of facilities School amalgamation and cost reduction study Short term reduction of high cost leased sites Recommend a reduction of 900 pupil spaces to right size the district given 10 year growth projections Review of cost neutrality of Family Place after 1 year of operations (Fall 2013)

8 Ongoing Budget Work 2013/14 work for 2014/15 Recommend to AFG to consider projects that reduce ongoing operational expenses Review areas where busses have room for increases in service which will increase ridership

9 Ongoing Budget Work Other Items identified through the budget: Review of Secondary optional courses and impact of providing these courses on students and budget Review of Special Needs and Student Support Services budget in light of chronic under-funding in this area Review of various instructional models for best fit for our district including the Finnish model, or a model of low pupil to teacher rations with little or no support staff.

10 Ongoing Budget Work Other Items identified through the budget: Ongoing evaluation of Non-enrolling teacher expenditure areas such as Career Programs, Counseling, Special Ed, ESL, Continuing Education Leveraging of community resources to further develop the Community School model Evaluate distribution of workload given changes in personnel at senior management level

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