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Board approves division's education and financial reports

The BTPS Board of Trustees approved the Division’s 2014-2016 Education Plan & 2012-2013 Annual Education Results report, as well as the Audited Financial Statement at their regular November Board meeting November 27.
There was good news to report in both areas.  On the financial side:

  • Board Governance and System Administration expenses were kept to 3.4% of total expenses, well below the limit of 4% set by Alberta Education.  As a result, $930,000 was allocated to school budgets to support student learning.
  • The Board provides more funding to schools than it receives, and with the help of all other departments was able to come with 99.99% of balancing its $58.9M budget.
  • Fees charged for instruction material and supplies declined by $184,000 in 2012-2013, compared to the previous year.
  • The Board holds $778,137 in trust for student scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded each year to students based on guidelines provided by the trust contributors.
  • The Board, through salaries, benefits and purchases, contributed over $50M to the local communities within its boundaries.
  • The Board received a clean audit opinion on its financial operations for 2012-2013, which means that the fiscal operations of BTPS are being properly administered.

On the education side: 

  • High school completion rates continue to be high and drop-out rates continue to be low.
  • The number of students who were eligible for the Rutherford Scholarship improved significantly.
  • In supporting teacher effectiveness (examples):   
  • Teacher Effectiveness Support Team days – supports teachers in increasing student engagement and improving assessment practice through the collaborative creation of performance assessments;
  • Early dismissal days:  focuses on school-based, collaborative professional learning for staff as per school goals;
  • Peer Instructional Coaches – provides support for teachers to assist them with designing learning that intellectually engages all of their students;
  • Learning Support Team - provides additional support to teachers in programming to meet the needs of all learners; and
  • Teacher effectiveness framework – provides a guide for teachers as they work towards continuous improvement of practice

"We, as a Board, are delighted with the progress we have made in regards to supporting teacher effectiveness,” said Board Chair Darcy Eddleston. “The process has really become part of BTPS culture now and it is exciting to see some of those efforts emerging in the classroom.”

"Additionally, we commend our Central Services staff, as well as our school-based staff, for working hard to keep within their budgets and enabling the Board to put as many education dollars into the classroom as possible.  The Board is very proud of this accomplishment."

Superintendent Bob Allen added, “Our audit and AERR are important documents as they provide a comprehensive review of our work in the previous year.  The 3-Year Education Plan is vital to focusing our work on those things that support effective teaching to maximize student learning.  I look forward to working with our team over the next three years to achieve the targets we have set.”

To view the BTPS Audited Financial Statement, 2013 -2016 Education Plan/2012-2013 AERR and Summary Report for Stakeholders, please check this link: http://www.btps.ca/resource-documents/ or click on the Reports tab on the BTPS homepagewww.btps.ca

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