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2021-2022 BUDGET

At the June 8, 2021 Board meeting, Trustees formally approved the 2021-22 Budget. This budget is based on the Government of Alberta’s new funding model, which uses a weighted moving average. The change means school divisions now receive provincial funding based on their average student enrolment over three years, instead of based on an annual student enrolment number.


  • Our total Division budget for 2021–22 is approximately $1.2 billion.
  • Total projected student enrolment for 2021–22 is estimated at 106,048 students; this includes projected home schooled, international, and other non-resident students and is approximately three per cent higher than September 2020 enrolment. 
  • Under the Government of Alberta’s new weighted moving average (WMA) funding model, we are projecting that provincial funding for 2021–22 will be based on 99,867 students. This number factors in our Kindergarten students at a 0.5 full-time equivalent (FTE). 
  • Total full-time equivalent (FTE) positions are budgeted at 9,011, with certificated staff representing 58 per cent (or 5,239 FTEs) followed by support staff at 24 per cent (or 2,178 FTEs).
  • Budgeted spending on system administration and Board governance is 3.1 per cent of the total budget, which is less than the 3.2 per cent cap set by the provincial government.


Review the 2019-20 Audited Financial Statements.


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Each school and central department develop a plan that aligns with District plans and strategies. School plans include initiatives that address the Division’s priorities in support of student learning. Central department plans include initiatives that address the Division’s priorities through the support they provide to schools. For more information, please contact your school principal or a department administrator.


We prepare a budget and submit it to Alberta Education each spring for the upcoming school year. In the fall, we submit an updated budget that reflects September 30 enrolment counts. Each school and central department prepares a revised budget to reflect current staffing, they way they plan to use any surplus funds carried over from the last school year, and other assumptions made in the spring budget. 

Results Reviews

Results reviews highlight achievement results, the implications of those results for the next school year and a financial summary of each school or central department as of August 31. These documents are part of the Division's obligation to publicly report on the successes and challenges we face when providing quality education for students, our use of public funds and our schools’ and central departments’ yearly achievement results.

The Division is responsible for interpreting and reporting results to parents, students, Alberta Education and the public and using the results to improve the quality and effectiveness of programming. For more information please contact your school principal or a department administrator.