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If you have any questions about the highlights or other business of the Division, please contact one of the Trustees or the Division office. The numbers are posted for your convenience.

Board Meeting Highlights – March 22, 2021

-A virtual presentation was made on the proposed 2021-22 KSD operating budget, about 75 community members participated.

-The Board acknowledged the difficulties all employees of Kelsey School Division have experienced over this past year and complemented the efforts of all employees.

-The funding pressures that had a major impact on the budget development process were identified:

-government claw back of the previous grants given in lieu of local special levy increases,

-mandated cuts to senior administration costs,

-anticipated salary arbitration rulings for contracts since 2018, and

-the significant decline in enrolment since 2012.

-A slide presentation showed the budget’s Frame Report components and the Board’s considerations.

-Trustee Sexsmith, the Board Finance Chair, explained each decision made related to the Frame Report components.

-Various questions and comments were received regarding the information shared and will be responded to later this week on the KSD website.

-Consultations with each school’s administration are being held before the board makes its final decision on the 2021-22 budget to submit to Manitoba Education by the March 31 deadline.

-Some good news – the $160,000 grant to operate the two community schools, Scott Bateman and Kelsey, was confirmed.  In addition, some targeted maintenance grants were received for replacement of ceiling tiles and flooring in some schools.

(To view Board Minutes, please go to the Information Link).

Vaughn Wadelius, Chairperson

Kerri Huculak, Vice-Chairperson

Jennifer Olinyk

Amy Hopper

Sharain Jones

Trevor Yahnke

Edith Sexsmith

Selena Mell, Superintendent/Secretary Treasurer