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Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year

On Monday, June 18, 2018, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget of $774.6M, including a capital budget of $64.6M for the 2018-19 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.

Classroom Instruction
$603,000,000
School Facilities
$102,500,000
Other
$26,000,000
Transportation
$18,200,000
Administration
$18,100,000
Transfers from Accumulated Surplus
$6,500,000

Enrollment in WRDSB


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63924
Total Students
(63,571 Full-Time Equivalent)

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44070
Total Elementary Students
(44,024 Full-Time Equivalent)

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19854
Total Secondary Students
(19,547 Full-Time Equivalent)

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105
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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16979
First Language is not the Language of Instruction*

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1917
Self-Identified First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Students**

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3041
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 535,154 (2016 census)