By Frank Flegel
The Regina Catholic School Division approved its 2017/18 budget at a special June 19 public meeting. Chair of the Board Donna Ziegler said it’s been a tough year with funding cuts from the provincial government, but the Board managed to achieve a balanced budget of almost $113 million while maintaining and even increasing its teaching staff.
“I want to thank board members and the administration for their hard work over the last several weeks. It’s been a very challenging year for all of us. I’m pleased that the Board came to a decision in regards to how to fund the additional 370 students we’re going to get next year and the three additional schools, and we did that by making some cuts in other areas.
“We started with a $1.5 million deficit and we knew that we had to come up with $1.7 million to allow the schools to open next year. So, as a board, we reviewed the budget in its entirety and looked at ways that we could be more efficient; we...Read More