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Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2016-2017 school year

On Monday, June 20, 2016, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget of $708.8M, including a capital budget of $67.9M for the 2016-17 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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63134
Total Students
(62,606 Full-Time Equivalent)

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43276
Total Elementary Students
(43,239 Full-Time Equivalent)

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19858
Total Secondary Students
(19,367 Full-Time Equivalent)

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100
Elementary Schools

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16
Secondary Schools

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90.7
Primary Classes at 20 Students or Less

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14139
First Language is not the Language of Instruction*

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1470
Self-Identified First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Students**

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2184
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)