June 25, 2015
Calgary, Alberta – The Calgary Catholic School District presented a balanced budget that continues to prioritize student learning while ensuring the delivery of high quality education. The 2015-2016 budget was approved by the Board of Trustees at its public board meeting Wednesday night.
“As we continue to experience challenging economic times, we are pleased that the new government has restored funding into education,” said Gary Strother, Chief Superintendent of the Calgary Catholic School District. “This budget will allow the district to continue to focus on the children we serve, improve supports to students and ensure that the district can address our continued enrolment growth.”
The total proposed budget is $571.3 million, which is an increase of 1.3 per cent over last year’s budget. The additional funding announcement by the government on May 28, 2015 allowed the district to reduce the cuts it was proposing and bring forward a 2015-2016 budget that is sustainable and balanced without the use of any district savings. The district is projecting an enrolment increase of 2.2 per cent (1,175 students) in September 2015.
Highlights of the proposed 2015-2016 budget include:
- No reductions in provincial grant rates
- Projected 2.2 per cent enrolment growth was covered in per pupil funding formula
- Class size grant was increased by two per cent
- Base grant rates increased by 1.8 per cent, with most other grants remaining at the 2014-2015 level
Click here to view the 2015-2016 District Operating Budget for more information.
The Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) is the largest Catholic school district in Alberta, serving over 52,000 students in 105 schools located in Calgary, Airdrie, Cochrane, Chestermere and the Municipal District of Rocky View. CCSD educates and empowers students from kindergarten to Grade 12 through its mission of Living and Learning in our Catholic Faith.
For more information please visit our website at www.cssd.ab.ca.