Public participation provides valuable information for the Board to consider as it weighs options throughout the budget development process.
The community is invited to provide input on its priorities prior to the development of the Delta School District draft budget.
There are various ways for the public to provide their input:
- At the upcoming Budget Consultation Meeting via Zoom Video Call on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30pm.
To sign up to speak, please email Tracey at email@example.com
- Via email before February 23, 2021
Please email your input to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Via mail before February 23, 2021
Please mail your input to: Secretary-Treasurer, Delta School District, 4585 Harvest Drive, Delta, B.C. V4K 5B4
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 and public to consider. 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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