Budget

Lester B Pearson 2021-22 School Budget and School Fees Results Report

Respondents

GRADES

43%  grade 10 

34%  grade 11 

23% grade 12 

PROGRAMS

67 % were from the Regular Program

22% were from the IB program

7% were from the French Immersion Program

2% were from the ELL Program

2% were from the Special Education Program


Budget Allocation

The most common written responses in order were that school allocated money should be spent on teaching & learning, learning supports, fine arts and IB.

When asked for participants to rank school based activities in order of importance to your child(ren).  Respondents answered:

1.  In School activities

2.  Extra curricular activities

3.  Course Fees

4.  Graduation

5.  Field trips & Athletics ranked the same


Fundraising Money

When asked for participants to rank where more, the same or less fundraising money should be allocated, over 40% of respondents said to keep allocation the same as in previous years for each 

1.  In school activities, 

2.  Extra-curricular activities

3.  Graduation banquet.


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​​CBE Budget Process

Our corporate budget and financial information contains comprehensive information about how we fund our schools and maximize dollars directed to students in classrooms.

We fund our schools via a process we call the Resour​ce Allocation Method (RAM)​. The RAM is designed to allocate resources equitably while providing choice in the assignment and deployment of those resources to meet the unique needs of students within their schools. Not all resources for the school are allocated through the RAM. Other school costs are paid for centrally, such as utility costs, transportation costs, custodial services and many other costs that are managed on behalf of the school.

Parents or community members who would like to learn more about the RAM and how our school budgets, are invited to have a conversation with our principal. It is the principal’s job to develop the budget based on the RAM provided. School Councils are encouraged to provide advice about this process.​​​

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