Surrey school budget input sought from public

District 36 setting priorities for the 2016-17 school year; faces 'difficult choices'

The Surrey Board of Education is seeking public input as it prepares its operating budget for the new school year.

As in past years, the board says the “needs outpace the funds” received from the provincial government, resulting in “difficult choices” to achieve the balanced budget for 2016-17 required by law, while still meeting student needs.

Each year, the board meets with employee groups, the District Parent Advisory Committee and community organizations to discuss challenge facing the school district, and gather feedback.

Community members are invited to send written submissions to budget@surreyschools.ca. Submissions may also be mailed to Secretary Treasurer Wayne Noye, 14033 92 Ave., Surrey, B.C. V3V 0B7.

The deadline is Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.

To access additional information and background about the Surrey School District, including financial reports, check surreyschools.ca

 

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