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BUFFALO TRAIL PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2019-2020 BUDGET IMPACT

BUFFALO TRAIL PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2019-2020 BUDGET IMPACT

NEWS RELEASE – Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

The October 24th, 2019 Provincial Budget Announcement came with some very difficult news for Buffalo Trail Public Schools.  The overall impact saw a reduction of $1,450,000.00 when compared to the 2018-2019 budget.  While the Board of Trustees were expecting some reductions in some grants, they did not predict such a significant drop in revenue.
 

The 1.45 million dollar reduction included:

  • Cancellation of the Classroom Improvement Fund Grant               
  • Removal of Class Size Funding                                                   
  • Removal of the grant to offset Albert Education School Fee Reduction                    
  • No Funding to address the Government negotiated TEBA Agreement Costs                                          

While the funding announcement did include a Transition Grant, the amount provided in this grant did not address the other reductions in funding that we experienced.  

With a commitment to fund growth and to “hold the line” on the budget, monies need to be redistributed to support enrolment growth mostly in urban areas of the province.  Declining enrolment boards have to deal with the loss of funding on multiple fronts.  “Like many rural school boards, our Board is working very hard to deal with the challenges of declining enrolment.  While our enrolment decline is minimal this year, the impacts of the budget announcement are such that we will need to make significant cuts in order to balance”, stated Board Chair, Lanie Parr.  “We have committed to spend today’s dollars on today’s students and as such, we have not accumulated a large surplus”.  

“The only choice BTPS has to bring their budget into balance will be to reduce costs.  We have worked hard to keep cuts away from the classroom.  Enrolment decline over the past few years has meant that we have constantly looked for efficiencies to direct as much money as possible to schools.  While the Board does all that it can to protect students from reduced funding, we are now at a point where this is next to impossible”, said Superintendent Bob Allen, “Finding this much money at this point in the year is going to mean mid-year changes and we are concerned with the impact on our students.  BTPS has always put students first and we will do all we can to protect the classroom.  Unfortunately, we are running out of options”.

Over the next couple of weeks, the Board of Trustees will be considering the best available options for the November 30th, 2019 budget submission.  Schools and departments will be asked to make very tough decisions for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

For further questions, please contact Board Chair, Lanie Parr at (639) 840-3246 or Superintendent, Bob Allen at (780) 842-6144.

Amisk

PR-08 Tricia Strang
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PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
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PR-12 Peter Dyck
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PR-13 Wayne Cooper
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PR-14 Ron Melin
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PR-16 Shawna Dyck (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
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PR-18 Faylene Walters
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Chauvin - Dr. Folkins

WW-10 Donna Tizzard
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WW-11 Teresa Moncrieff/Dianne Nicholson
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
WW-12 Ron Tizzard
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Clandonald

VR-C5 Cheryl Lawrence
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Dewberry

VR-D1 Ken Haney
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VR-D4 Vern Nolin
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM

Edgerton

WW-14 Cheryl Webber/Linda Colp
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WW-15 Dwayne Guy
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WW-17 Joanne Bell/Sylvia Enstrom
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WW-18 Michael Blackmer/Doug Kimball
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Hughenden

PR-08 Tricia Strang
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PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
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PR-12 Peter Dyck
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
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PR-14 Ron Melin
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PR-16 Shawna Dyck (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
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PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
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PR-18 Faylene Walters
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Innisfree - Delnorte

MIN-I1 Chantal Laforest/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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MIN-I2 Kathy Jaremco/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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MIN-I3 Kathy Newton
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Irma

WW-19 CeeGee Jones
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WW-20 Veronica Banks
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WW-21 Shirley Jones
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WW-22 Don Jones
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WW-23S Laura Lancaster
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Kitscoty

VR-K01 Bob Farrell/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-K02 Donna Ramsay
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VR-K03 Liisa Olson/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-K04 Anetta Paul
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VR-K05 Riehlind de Jong
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VR-K06 Laura Gervais/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-K07 Janice Russell
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VR-K08 Alvin Beek
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VR-K09 Lori Langille
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VR-K11 Pam Hart
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Lloydminster

VR-L1 Lynn Tetz
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VR-L2 Raymond Beek
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VR-L3 Marie Beek
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VR-L7 Joylyn Wipf/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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Mannville

MIN-M2 Joanne Shomachuk or Peter Shomachuk
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MIN-M4 Dean Shomachuk
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MIN-M5 Jim Jackson
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MIN-M7 Cora Shubert
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Marwayne

VR-M1 Joanne Henning
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VR-M2 Courtney Maron/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-M3 Rick Tupper
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VR-M4 Jeanine Maurer
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VR-M6 Regina Petkau
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VR-M7 Tracy Hines/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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VR-M8 Bill Hansen
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Paradise Valley

VR-P1 Charlene/Casey Danaher/Chad Brundage
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VR-P3 Marilyn Posein
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VR-P4 Denise Posein
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VR-P6 Cheryle Rayson-Stevenson/Brian Cox
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VR-P7 Sandra Fleming
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VR-P8 Daniel Landry/Southland Transportation Ltd.
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Provost

PR-21 Vern Tessman
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PR-22 Mindy Moldowan
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PR-23 Dawn Read
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PR-24 Larry Rushton
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PR-28 Nikki Scammell
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PR-29 Deb Scammell/Dean Scammell
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PR-30 Mike Harlow
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PR-33 Carrie Craig
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Vermilion Intown

VR-VT24 Katy Clevenger
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VR-VT25 Connie Elder
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VR-VT26 Lenoa Atkinson
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VR-VT27 Richelle Donahue
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VR-VT28 Kathy Crowe
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Vermilion Rural

VR-V04 Brien Gray
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VR-V06 Lionel Quickstad
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VR-V07 Sheldon Quickstad
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VR-V10 Cindy Munro
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VR-V11 Dawn Woywitka
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VR-V13 Kaylan Zorn
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VR-V15 Candice Holowaychuk
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VR-V16 Wayne Hobbis
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VR-V17 Ken Newton
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VR-V18 Laura Davidson-Arcand
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VR-V20 Jackie Johnson
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VR-V22 Leah Clark
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Wainwright Intown & Camp

WW-02 Bob McLean
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WW-26A&B Sam Kamal
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WW-27 Steve Squires
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WW-28 June Stafford
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WW-29 Joy Warburton
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Wainwright Rural

WW-01 Nora Dominic
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WW-02 Bob McLean
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WW-03 Alvin Valleau
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WW-04 Bill McKeown
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WW-05 Harry Allen
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WW-06 Ron Smith
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WW-07 Roberta Dennis
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WW-08 Jeff LaPointe
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WW-09 Garry Ezinga
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WW-24 Susan Fast
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WW-25 Gordon Lougheed
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Updated: Aug 7 at 6:00 PM