Change to the 2021 Delta School District Budget Calendar

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Please be advised that the 2021-22 Budget Calendar for Board Meetings has been changed to allow for approval of the Delta School District budget after the Provincial Budget has been finalized on April 20.

As a result, Delta School District’s budget recommendations will be released on Thursday, April 29, at which time they will be posted to the school district website at

Public participation provides valuable information for the Board to consider as it weighs options throughout the budget development process. Following the release of the district’s budget recommendations, we encourage the public to provide their input in one of the following ways:

  • At the Budget Input Meeting via Zoom Video Call, which will now take place on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:30pm. To sign up to speak, please email Tracey at
  • Via email before Monday, May 3, 2021. Please email your input to

Summary of the Budget Process

All school districts in B.C. are required by law to pass a balanced budget. The budget process takes place over several months:

The Budget development process begins through a series of meetings with the District’s stakeholder groups. Budget assumptions are made and specific priority areas are identified.

The District holds a budget consultation meeting to enable the public to provide input on their priorities.

Budget information is further refined after the Ministry of Education releases funding allocations for the next school year.

The Delta School District presents a draft preliminary budget for the Delta Board of Education to consider. The district holds a Special Board meeting to enable the public to provide input on the draft budget. Revisions are considered and the budget may change as the Board directs.

Before June 30
The Board will adopt a balanced budget for the upcoming school year.

As the school year progresses, the budget is monitored and adjusted and an amended budget is passed by the Board in the winter. The process then begins again to establish the budget for the following school year.

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