By The Numbers

By The Numbers2022-01-31T10:25:29-05:00

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

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget comprising $803.2M in expenditures, with a capital budget of $87.9M for the 2021-22 school year.

Financial Services worked closely with departments throughout the WRDSB to review budgets, making sure spending trends were analyzed and any necessary adjustments were made. The WRDSB benefitted from this review, ensuring we are well-positioned fiscally to address the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as any future pressures. The approved budget complies with provincial legislation, ensures the long-term fiscal stability of the board, and provides funding for new initiatives to continue to move the board forward and improve student achievement and well-being.

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)