As the Greater Victoria School District starts preparing the 2021-2022 budget, it is seeking input to develop a budget that reflects the needs of its learning community. The District is asking families, staff, students and educational partners, how they can prioritize areas to support student success for all.
The District has launched an online engagement where participants can share their thoughts on budget priorities, view the ideas of others, and rate all ideas as they are posted in real-time.
Join the conversation: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/346444921
The online forum will close on Monday, April 12, at 4:00 p.m. We encourage people to visit the online platform more than once to build on each other’s ideas and to rate any additional thoughts.
All input provided will be presented at the Board Meeting on Monday, April 26, 2021, and posted on the District website. The input received will be used to guide decision-making for the 2021-2022 budget process.
Annual budget development allows an understanding of current investment in areas of success for students: literacy, numeracy, health and well-being and the path to reconciliation, while at the same time identifying areas of opportunity and emerging need to advance student success.
The Greater Victoria School District is comprised of 47 schools that serve the communities of Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Victoria, View Royal, portions of Saanich and the Highlands, along with the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. It is proud to provide quality education for more than 20,000 students—including 1,000 international students from across the globe and over 650 adult learners.
For more information about the District’s annual budget visit: https://www.sd61.bc.ca/our-district/financial/