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Rainbow District School Board approves $203.1 million budget for 2019-2020

Rainbow District School Board approved a balanced budget of $203.1 million for the 2019-2020 school year at its regular meeting on July 2, 2019.

“This budget ensures the continuity of programs and services within the funding provided by the Province of Ontario,” said Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar.

“With final Ministry of Education approval of our school consolidation plans in the New Sudbury and Valley North planning areas, Rainbow District School Board will be well positioned to align expenditures with revenues going forward,” added Chair Dewar.

Rainbow District School Board is projecting an enrolment of 12,900 students this fall. Enrolment projections consider historic retention rates, the flow through of each grade and information on population growth or decline.

A total of 75 per cent of the budget, or $152 million, has been allocated to salaries and benefits in keeping with negotiated agreements.

Once again, the Rainbow District School Board has successfully balanced the need for innovative programs within the allotted revenue while focusing on all aspects of student success.

Rainbow District School Board operates 32 elementary school buildings and 9 secondary school buildings in Sudbury, Espanola, and Manitoulin Island.

The Board also offers other programs – Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program, Cecil Facer School, N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre, Children’s Treatment Centre, O’Connor Park, Applied Behaviour Analysis program, Restart, Simulated Healthy Independent Living Opportunities (SHILO) program, Attendance Centre, Mishko-Ode-Wendam, Northern Support Initiative, Frank Flowers School and Barrydowne College operating at Cambrian College.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.