Wolf Creek Public School board passes $2.7M deficit divisional budget

The Wolf Creek Public School board passed its 2020/21 divisional budget, with a $2.7 million deficit. 

In the budget, there are no reductions in educational assistants, instructional leadership, school-based administrators, inclusion coaches or school social workers. 

There will be a minimal classroom teacher reduction of 2.43 full-time equivalent (FTE). To address the deficit, the budget includes the use of $1 million in reserves, a $766,454 reduction at central office, 10 per cent reduction in school operational budgets, and restructuring of Outreach School and Wolf Creek Academy programming. 

Continued Learning During COVID-19

The board received a report on continued learning and WCPS Learning Support Plans, which represents a shift to a new delivery model of educational instruction for students with in-home learning support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Terrace Ridge Grade Configuration

The board set the grade configuration for Terrace Ridge School as a Pre-K to Grade 6 school, commencing September 2020. The change is made to address growing enrollment pressures at Terrace Ridge School and follows extensive school community consultation. Grade 7s will attend École Lacombe Junior High School.

Electoral Boundary Ward Review

Following community consultations, and information gathering for the Electoral Boundary Ward Review, the board has requested boundary options to review that would consist of three options for boundaries with six trustees and three options with seven trustees. The review is in order to analyze the board’s current ward boundaries for equitable trustee representation throughout the Division.

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