Napanee, ON –The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) Trustees approved an operating revenue budget of $178,397,987, operating expenditure budget of $179,450,548 and a capital budget of $31,152,706 for the 2023-24 school year, at the Board meeting held on June 20, 2023.
The budget reflects the funding information released by the Ministry of Education on April 17, 2023. The budget demonstrates the commitment of the Board of Trustees in meeting the needs of ALCDSB students within the confines of the provincial funding model. The budget aligns with the Board’s Strategic Plan and the Ministry of Education’s focus on learning and well-being to support students for success now and in the future, and in supporting those programs that have the greatest impact in the classroom and on students.
“Our Catholic School board is extremely adaptable to any provincial funding model. Our 2023-2024 school year budget ensures that we build faith-filled learning communities where each member is loved, inspired, and successful” said David DeSantis, Director of Education for the ALCDSB.
“The Ministry’s Better Outcomes for Students plan to support learning in the 2023-24 school year aligns with the Board’s key strategic areas of focus for our Catholic Learning Communities. The emphasis on funding aligns very well with our Multi-Year Strategic Plan” said Terry Shea Chair of the Board of Trustees. “We are confident that this budget will promote the excellence in Catholic education that supports and defines the vision, mission and values of the ALCDSB” he said.