Monday, May 16, 2016

SD52 to lose over 220,000 dollars in Ministry funding after enrolment audit

SD52 will have a little less money
to work with after a Ministery of
Education audit reduced funding
by 220,000 dollars
School District 52 officials will have to address yet one more bit of unfortunate financial news for 2016, with word of the loss of 220,000 dollars in funding from the Ministry of Education

As part of the review of the May 10th School District 52 meeting, Board officials noted that in February the Ministry had sent and audit team to the North Coast to review the District's enrolment of students with special needs, Aboriginal students, career education and enrolment of secondary students including alternative education students.

From those findings, Ministry officials determined that the District had received a higher level of funding than was appropriate and have advised the District of the change to that funding level.

As a result of the audit, the School District is now reviewing its enrolment practices for alternate education and other areas to ensure that Ministry requirements are met in the future.

There was some positive news to come out of the audit however, SD52's practices for Aboriginal  education, special education and career education were commended by the Ministry.

You can review the full announcement and other items related to the May 10th School District meeting from the Media release issued following the session.

For more items related to education in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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