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School boards take issue with new regulations



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a s t e c h n o l o g y later commented, "In the vulnerable students, and sure programs are intact. make sure the money understands where the
requirements, school case of GYPSD, the the strain larger class We put money in the goes to where it should school board concerns
buses, and staffing Board is holding over $3 sizes will have on staff. budget to cover teacher's go-to front line services are coming from he
pressures. Capital million in unrestricted Campbell said in the salaries and support the a n d n o t t o believes those concerns
reserves are set aside for reserves while they are 2 0 1 5 b u d g e t increases next year. Out administration. We are unfounded. “If they
infrastructure and telling parents that they departments across the here we should be in need administration but were spending money on
capital projects such as will be short funding to board were asked to cut good shape.” unfortunately it can get administration costs and
m a i n t e n a n c e o f support classrooms due where they could, except C a m p b e l l s a i d , bloated. Not just school c u t t i n g f r o n t l i n e
buildings. to growth pressures. for education. “We “Education is important b o a r d s b u t a n y services we would have
Stitzenberger said he is They have been advised raised the education that's why we didn't cut administration.” an issue with that.”
not worried about to draw down their budget,” said Campbell. their budget. We want to W h i l e C a m p b e l l
accessing the capital reserves to maintain When asked why
reserves as those programs. It is their school boards were no
reserves are targeted for choice on whether or not longer allowed to access We specialize in protecting and maintaining
specific projects but the they want to do this. I've their reserves Campbell
issue arises in the talked with the board said they can. “First of the appearance of your vehicles
p o s s i b l e l a c k o f c h a i r t w i c e a n d all we want to make sure
autonomy of the school superintendent letting w e a r e g e t t i n g
board. them know that I will administration costs in NEW VEHICLE? NEW PAINT?
Even before the fully support them in line. This started out
reserves were frozen using their reserves for with the Calgary Board Stop paint chips with Xpel Films
school boards were this purpose." of education. Up here in
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continued from front funds from reserves school board states, runs a pretty lean to ensure an exact fit.
when the scope of an “Living Waters School m a c h i n e . T h e i r
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continued from front need changed. What has providing excellent about 3.2%. We have no
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ability to use them [the We have been very support anything they
continued from front operating reserves] as prudent and careful with want to do as far as using Like us on
we saw fit and now they our budgets, with a view those reserves to make
continued from front are telling us we need of providing the correct
ministerial permission. educational services and
continued from front My whole issue with this supports for today as
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