The elimination of managerial positions and the reduction of teaching positions and .5 of a custodian, and no more International Program.
Those are just a few of the cuts made by Quesnel’s Board of Education to come up with a balanced budget for the 2015-2016 school year.
Secretary-Treasurer Teri Stoneman acknowledges that it wasn’t easy…
“I tell you it was really difficult for the Board.”
“There was a combination of enrollment decline that was about $700,000 and then of course Ministry of Education implemented a ministry reduction on top of that for a further $222,000.”
“The Board was looking at about $901,000.”
There were also cuts to the budgets of equipment replacement, learning resources software and diesel fuel.
The Board also had to dip into a projected surplus for this year to balance the books.
(Files from George Henderson)