2018-2019 Budget Consultation Process 

The Halton Catholic District School Board maintains a strong financial position and we take great pride in being fiscally responsible and allocating resources efficiently and effectively to focus on our students. Resources however are limited as to how they can be spent. This is also compounded by the fact that our Board receives the lowest amount of funding per pupil among all publicly funded school boards in Ontario.

In light of these challenges, our Board must make decisions each year on where to direct these limited resources. As part of our budgetary process, we are consulting with the members of our community to gather feedback, which will help to guide and inform the budget process.

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How to Provide Feedback

Feedback on the 2018-2019 Budget Process will be gathered in three (3) ways:

1. Budget Telephone Town Hall
Budget Telephone Town Hall session took place on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

The session provided a brief overview of the budget process, and invited parents to share their thoughts, ask questions of trustees and senior staff, and participate in a poll.

The feedback gathered through the Budget Telephone Town Hall was shared with the Board of Trustees at the Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. View feedback here​.

 2. Online Surveys

Initial Online Survey
Parents, students, staff, and members of the broader HCDSB community were invited to share their thoughts by completing an online survey from February 15 through February 26, 2018. 

All feedback gathered through this initial online survey was shared with trustees at the Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. View feedback here.

Additional Survey - Finding Efficiencies and Savings
In addition to the initial online survey completed in February, 2018, a subsequent survey was undertaken between May 8 and May 18, 2018. The purpose of this survey was to solicit specific feedback on potential savings and efficiencies. 

All feedback gathered through this online survey was presented to the Board of Trustees at the Regular Board Meeting held on June 5, 2018. View feedback here.   

3. Email
Share your thoughts and comments through email to Aaron Lofts, Senior Manager, Financial Services, at: loftsa@hcdsb.org.

Timeline & Process