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Audited financial statement presented to GYPSD Due to illness at the Lodge

by Adrienne Tait $442,691 operating surplus which was in stark contrast to
the $1,671,623 deficit the 2014 budget called for. Parkland Lodge Auxiliary’s
Assistant superintendent of business services for the While the cost of vehicles and bussing has increased
Grande Yellowhead Public School Board, Ed Latka, over the years, Latka drew attention to the fact that the cost Silent Auction,
presented the audited financial statements for the year of technology has actually decreased.
ended on August 31at the regular public board meeting With the exception of the two facilities operating at a
on December 3. deficit, schools reserves within the division have also Tea & Bake Sale
The province's push to move to the public sector grown.
accounting standard from the previous accounting School generated funds also increased from 2013 to is postponed
system has resulted in a harder to read statement as there 2014. These are funds acquired through fund raising
is no longer a traditional balance sheet Latka told the efforts, fees charged for extracurricular activities, as well until
board. as gifts and donations. The school generated funds across
The financial assets for the division have, for the most the division at the end of the year were in excess of $1.1
part, remained unchanged although the accounts million. $208,384 of that amount has been donated for a December 13
receivable are up slightly. specific purpose such as the Evergreen playground. The from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Liabilities, however, have “changed significantly.” remaining $898,905 may be earmarked by the individual
According to the report it appears the GYPSD should schools but those purposes are not necessarily disclosed to
have a net debt of $23,965,780 but at the time of the audit the division or within the report.
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