Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
Superintendent Darrel Robertson shared highlights of the District’s 2013-2014 Annual Education Results Report at the Edmonton Public School Board meeting on Tuesday, November 25. The report outlines the District’s continued progress in student achievement and high school completion. On average, and in most areas, our performance as measured by Alberta Education’s Accountability Pillar shows the District keeping pace with or slightly ahead of the Province. In the Annual Education Results, Robertson also noted the following highlights:
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Trustees also approved the updated fall budget for the 2014-2015 school year, which increased by $40.7 million to $1.047 billion. Costs and funding increased in large part due to higher student enrolment.
Thanks to careful financial management from schools and administration offices, the District finished the 2013-14 school year with a $38.2 million surplus. The majority of these funds have been re-allocated to schools. As a result, none of our schools will carry a deficit moving into the second half of the school year.