Brandon School Division approves 2022-2023 School Year Budget

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On Monday, March 7, 2022, the Board of Trustees met to review and finalize the 2022-2023 School Year Budget as follows:

The 2022-2023 Budget results in a 2.00% increase in the Special Requirement, no change (0.00%) in the Special Levy, and a (1.10%) decrease in the mill rate for 2022 or a $(19.49) annual decrease on a typical home valued at $270,000.

The 2022-2023 Budget includes the following:
• Expected enrollment growth. The Brandon School Division is a growing division, and we are expecting 9,076 students in September 2022, an increase of 38 (0.4%) students.
• A decrease of (10.69) FTE teaching positions, which includes the following:

No reductions to classroom teaching positions
o a decrease of (3.94) FTE non-ratio positions due to changes in grants and other funding
o a decrease of (1.00) FTE for reconfiguration of high school lunch supervision
o a decrease of (1.00) FTE for the shift of the Welcome Centre registration process to the
catchment area schools

a net reduction of (1.0) FTE by eliminating (2.0) FTE Specialist positions and creating 1.0
Continuous Improvement Administrator position
o a reduction of (1.0) FTE Speech Language Pathologist position and (1.0) FTE Psychologist
position
o a reduction of (0.75) FTE Reading Recovery position
o elimination of the Brandon Community Drug and Alcohol Education Coalition and Youth
Revolution Program Coordinator position (1.0) FTE

• A net increase of 9.36 FTE support staff, which includes the following:
o an increase 9.73 FTE Educational Assistants (EAs) due to changes in grants and other
funding
o an increase of 3.27 FTE EA positions for reconfiguration of high school lunch supervision
o elimination of Attendance Officer position – (1.00) FTE
o elimination of MIST Administrative Assistant position – (1.00) FTE
o elimination of Augmentative Communication Educational Assistant position – (1.00) FTE
o a reduction of (1.00) FTE Human Resources Assistant position
o elimination of the Director of Human Resources position and the creation of a Supervisor
of Human Resources position

The addition of $70,000 for Truth and Reconciliation Teaching Tools
• The funding of additional costs for modulars through the new school capital reserve and
accumulated surplus ($56,000)
• The use of accumulated surplus to cover the cost of a vehicle replacement ($50,000) and Trustee
election costs ($47,900)
• A 5% reduction to school learning resources ($12,100) and professional development ($57,000)
budgets
• The elimination of the Health Care Aide Program ($45,500)
• No inflationary increases are provided to the school instructional supply budgets, capital &
maintenance budget, and other controllable supplies and services
• No increase to the special levy (the amount that the local Municipalities are asked to raise by
property taxes during the calendar year for education)
• A deficit budget for 2022-2023 of $171,700 to be funded through the accumulated surplus

(BSD Release)