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Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2017-2018 school year

On Monday, June 14, 2017, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget of $751.8M, including a capital budget of $72.5M for the 2017-18 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 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.

Instruction
$539,288,347
School Operations & Maintenance
$58,613,076
Pupil Accommodation
$33,560,754
Administration
$15,059,282
Transportation
$15,655,128
School Funded Activities
$14,000,000
Other
$5,280,372

Enrollment in WRDSB


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64130
Total Students
(63,571 Full-Time Equivalent)

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44081
Total Elementary Students
(44,024 Full-Time Equivalent)

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20049
Total Secondary Students
(19,547 Full-Time Equivalent)

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104
Elementary Schools

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16
Secondary Schools

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90
Primary Classes at 20 Students or Less

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15954
First Language is not the Language of Instruction*

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1625
Self-Identified First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Students**

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2710
Students Enrolled in WRDSB Operated Extended Day Programs

* 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 507,000 (2011 census)