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GYPSD budget passed




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based on the fall mainly on enrolment instruction hours for Other issues which of charisma and charm
enrollment. a n d p r o v i n c i a l grades two through were identified were with tiger stripes on his
The 2015-2016 budget calculations. School nine, and minimum of sustainability in funding back and shoulders!
required the use of divisions receive their 1,000 hours for students support programs, one
$1,023,951 to be provincial funding in grades ten through time grants, and the cuts Zeus is 6 years old, but
t r a n s f e r r e d f r o m based on enrolment twelve. to the operating grant still has lots of puppy
undesignated reserve numbers. The final provincial under the previous left in him! He is
funds. The basic funding budget under the new government. That cut
The budget was based model is as follows: government is not with its constraints on neutered, house
on the model used prior For students attending expected to be passed what could be cut from trained, up to date with
to the recent provincial grades one through nine until the fall and local budgets, was shots, good with kids, dogs, and cats. His
e l e c t i o n . T h e funding is determined therefore all rates are announced at 3.1% but
recommendation came by taking the number of subject to change. would have effectively adoption fee is only $250.
from administration to students times the The division then sets resulted in a 30% UPCOMING EVENTS
present the budget as applicable grade level aside a portion of that decrease to the facility
prepared and make any instruction rate plus the f u n d i n g f o r operating grant for the Adoption Event at Diana’s Pets
necessary changes applicable grade level administration and GYPSD. Saturday, June 20: 12 - 3 pm
f o l l o w i n g t h e class size rate. facility costs etcetera Latka said one thing
S e p t e m b e r 3 0 T h e 2 0 1 5 - 2 0 1 6 before distributing it to the board has made clear EARS Annual General Meeting
registration deadline. provincial rates were the schools once again and is reflected in the June 30 at 6 pm
Latka reviewed the originally reflected a based on numbers. The budget is, “The money
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The board is required
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including support staff,
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total of $8,201.47 per
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allocation style budget.
student in grades one
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The base rates per
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April 27 similar to 2014-2015 student in grades four staffing budget is also
through nine was
which saw 77.7% of the
based on a standard cost
every 3 weeks after that division budget being $6,679.79. set and administered by
the division in order to
May 18 GYPSD meeting takes encourage schools to
“hire the best person
June 8 a moment to reflect possible” rather than Audit Committee Public Members
hire based on budget
June 29 by Adrienne Tait Blind View The Board of Trustees of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77 is
requesting applications from members of the public to fill two (2) positions on
It was a new start to the
July 20 regular GYPSD board Window Fashions the school division’s Audit committee as public members.
The Division’s Audit Committee is comprised of two elected school trustees, two
August 10 meeting as chairman Custom Window Treatments public members, the Assistant Superintendent - Business Services, and the
John Stitzenberger
Superintendent of Schools (ex-officio). Under the new Education Act
began with a moment of
August 31 reflection. since 1988 (unproclaimed), the Board is responsible to have at least one member of the
business community and one member of the adult learning community.
In light of a recent
September 21 supreme court ruling 780.723.5734 Julie Van Ember Duties under the new Education Act are:
i. Recommend external auditors to the board,
regarding beginning
780.542.0898
blindvw@gmail.com
ii. Review the annual financial statements and report to the board, and
October 12 meetings with prayer iii. Attend to other matters as the board may determine in the establishment of
the audit committee.
Stitzenberger said, “I
November 2 saw the news of the This opportunity will allow our public members to share their valuable
supreme court ruling of
experience in the financial oversight of an organization with over 800 employees
November 23 late about councils and at 19 schools and 8 non-school sites; and an annual budget of over $60 Million.
Public Members will be appointed for 4 year term, and be compensated for their
such starting their
December 14 meetings with a moment time and reasonable expenses to their duties as members of the committee.
of prayer. I have always
been against that but The Board of Trustees ask that applicants meet the eligibility for candidacy for
Trustee for Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77, in addition to
would like to start with a being a representative of the business community or the adult learning
moment of reflection. I community.
would like to make this
a habit.” If you are interested in serving on the Audit Committee please submit a letter of
interest, which includes a brief summary of your work and volunteer experience,
Stitzenberger called and qualifications to:
upon the trustees and
those present for 30 Mr. Edward Latka
seconds of silence to Assistant Superintendent - Business Services
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77
gather their thoughts 3656 1st Avenue
and reflect on the Edson, AB T7E 1S8
upcoming meeting. Telephone: 780-723-4471 or 800-723-2564
The request was well Facsimile: 780-712-5586
received with trustees Email: edlatk@gypsd.ca
stating they would like Deadline for letters of interest to be received is before or on June 11, 2015.
to continue the practice. For further information please contact Mr. Latka
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