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Candidates New government regulations restrict school board access to reserve funds
Our primary line of defense and protection speak out at Stitzenberger said the board had reserves to meet locally which have been set aside out of
FEATURE: political by Adrienne Tait anticipated a reduction in identified challenges and issues. previous budgets that have been
OilPatch School boards across the funding due to the current Over the past three years the specifically set aside in order to
see page 23-27 forum... province are taking issue with economic climate but was not government has directed school access them to address specific
new government regulations that prepared for the restrictive b o a r d s t o u t i l i z e t h e i r needs when shortfalls or Vanier grade one class
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ENERGY & OIL their reserve funds, and the allow school boards to access to balance their budgets however, available. dance moves
ARTS GYPSD and Living Waters their reserves without ministerial we have now been told that we The unrestricted reserves act as
SCHOOL TIMES FEATURE: school boards are no exception. approval. cannot access them without prior a savings account and the funds
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