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THE ANCHOR, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 PAGE 15


GYPSD reports $996,118


surplus in fourth quarter




by Adrienne Tait we weren't sure if it spending their money
would continue.” when we went up
T h e G r a n d e This marks the third or almost $1 million.”
Yellowhead Public fourth time in as many With schools relying
S c h o o l D i v i s i o n years that the board has heavily on provincial
revealed their fourth found themselves in funding Stitzenberger
quarter financial results this position. Trustee expressed concern
during the September Brenda Rosadiuk said about future budget
17 meeting. that grant funding and is cuts. “When we talk to
Despite the 2013-2014 not something that can our government who
the budget projecting a be guaranteed and the has cut our funding
$1,671,623 deficit, the b o a r d h a d a n their response is 'you
public school division explanation for the guys seem to be doing
has revealed it actually variance. ok' –they've cut several
has a surplus of Board chairman John line items out of this
$996,118. Stitzenberger said, budget and school
The difference was “We've budgeted for a boards collectively
largely attributed to deficit for three or four have $450 million in
lower than projected years and we have r e s e r v e s . We ' r e
e x p e n d i t u r e s f o r explanations every year proving their point to
teaching staff following of why our reserves are my dismay,” said
t h e i r c o n t r a c t going up.” Stitzenberger.
negotiations in the S t i t z e n b e r g e r Rosadiuk said, “I
spring of 2013. The expressed concern and would rather get beat up
s e c o n d m a j o r said the board may have as a board that prepared
influencing factor in the to review its budget for something that
surplus was the receipt model. “I am as didn't happen than as
of a grant to fund a disappointed as I can one that didn't do our
mental health program. possibly be because this due diligence.”
A s s i s t a n t means we were out by The board renewed
superintendent of $2.5 million. I don't their commitment to
business services, Ed know how I can spend the money they
Latka, said, “That was a approach anybody and have today on the
quarter of a million say we need funding. I students they have
dollars that was not feel like a hypocrite today.
accounted for because lecturing schools on



UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER

September 27


The Edson Boys & Girls Club is hosting a Saundra Schwitz with their dog Tucker, Sharon and Wayne Zielasko with
Family Cool Moves Day. their dog Dexter enjoyed coming out in support of the Terry Fox Run on
There are a number of free recreation activities for a September 14. Sharon said, “I have participated for five years now. This is
Saundra’s and Wayne’s first time, so I am glad they are here with me today.”
family to sign up for: Family swim, family golf, family skate, family bowl
and Kid Zumba. Call Donna for more info at 780-723-7240. Photo: Deanna Mitchener



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