On Monday, May 13, staff from the Toronto District School Board presented a proposed balanced operating budget for 2019-20 to Trustees. This plan outlines various reductions and changes to the delivery of some programs and services needed to meet the challenges of the Board’s projected $67.8 million revenue shortfall. It also highlights areas that will retain or increase in funding from last year.
It is important to note that the proposed budget does not eliminate any programs or professional staff functions. However, the plan proposes reductions in scope and professional staffing levels, and changes to delivery models to achieve savings in areas like transportation services.
We encourage you to review the plan, which includes a cover report; a detailed list of budget reductions (Appendix G); a technical backgrounder; and more documents to help you better understand the proposed reductions and changes, and areas that will retain or increase in funding.
Please note that the proposed budget is not final and is subject to change by the Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee and Board of Trustees. Once approved by the Committee, it will proceed to the Regular Board Meeting in June for final discussion and approval.
In the days to come, the Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee will hold several meetings to discuss the budget. We invite you to provide input on the proposed balanced budget. To learn more, including how to participate, please visit the webpage for TDSB Budget Consultations.
To follow the budget process and receive regular updates, please visit the 2019-20 Budgetwebpage.