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Trustees pass 2018-2019 budget

Limestone Learning Foundation
Trustees pass 2018-2019 budget
Posted on 06/20/2018
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Trustees of the Limestone District School Board approved a balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year maintaining services and supports for student achievement and well-being. 

Next year’s budget allocates $279.4 million for operations and $17 million in capital expenses.  

“Trustees have a balanced budget that directs resources in a manner that uphold the priorities, values and objectives of this Board, as outlined in our Strategic Plan and supports the LDSB pillars of innovation, collaboration and wellness,” states Suzanne Ruttan, Budget Committee Chair and Trustee representing South Frontenac. 

Highlights of the 2018-2019 Budget:

  • Hiring of four new elementary guidance teachers to support grade 7 and 8 students’ academic transition to secondary school and beyond. 

  • Funding for a multi-disciplinary team - 8 additional specialists to support special education needs and expanded mental health wellness and awareness.
  • $17.0 million in capital investments to maintain safe and energy efficient learning environments.

The majority of the 2018-2019 budget is directed to instruction and special education. “The increase in expenditures that our community will see in the budget relates directly to the classroom - teachers, supply staff, education assistants, para-professionals, technicians - and aligns with the provincial labour frameworks,” adds Ruttan. “We have managed to work within the provincial funding framework to prepare a balanced budget, while maintaining services and supports for student success.”

The Limestone District School Board serves over 19,000 students in 57 schools and 8 education centres covering a geographic area of 7,719 square kilometres across the City of Kingston, the Townships of Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, South Frontenac, Addington Highlands, Loyalist, Stone Mills, the Frontenac Islands and the Town of Greater Napanee.

For more information, please contact:
Jane Douglas, Communications officer
613-544-6925 x 311 | 613-328-0916 mobile

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.