On Thursday, June 24th, 2021, the Board of Trustees approved a budget of $611 million. The budget includes a non-compliant in-year deficit of $10.2 million which is subject to the Minister of Education’s approval.
The Board of Trustees of the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) would like to thank its many stakeholders for their recent participation and feedback, which contributed invaluable input in assisting the Board with the Budget Development Process.
Over the past two school years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact in the delivery of education in Ontario. The uncertainty of the public health landscape for the upcoming school year continues to present challenges for the education sector. YCDSB is committed to the health, well-being and safety of students, educators, school staff and the broader community. The 2021-2022 budget reflects this commitment through temporary COVID-19 pandemic funding supports of $13.5 million for the first half of the year.
The Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan identifies four commitments to our stakeholders. They include: the Integration of Catholic Faith, the Continuous Improvement of Student Achievement, the Effective Use of Our Resources and Engaging Our Communities. Faced with increasing financial restraints, these commitments continue to guide the Board’s decision-making on new investments and cost reductions.
YCDSB is continuously focused on student achievement. Furthermore, YCDSB recognizes that equity of opportunity and equity of access to the full range of programs, and the delivery of services and resources, are critical to the achievement of successful outcomes for those served by our school system, as well as for those who serve our system.