By The Numbers

By The Numbers2021-01-28T12:55:59-05:00

Trustees approve a budget to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday, August 10, 2020, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a budget comprising $805.1M in expenditures, with a capital budget of $70.4M for the 2020-21 school year.

Financial Services worked closely with departments to review budgets, making sure spending trends were analyzed and any necessary adjustments were made to reflect trends. The board benefitted from this review, ensuring we are well-positioned fiscally to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The approved budget complies with provincial legislation, ensures the long-term fiscal stability of the board, and provides funding to support students and staff as they learn both in-person and at a distance.

Enrollment in WRDSB

Total Students
Elementary Students
Secondary Students
Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
% of Primary Classes at 20 or less
First Language is NOT the language of Instruction*
Self-Identified First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Students**
Extended Day Enrolment

* The Language first spoken at home other than English or French
** Only those that volunteer this information are counted

The WRDSB serves a population of approximately 535,154 (2016 census)

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