ldcsbOn Monday, June 4, the Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board approved a preliminary 2018-19 operating budget with expenditures of slightly more than $262 million.
The 2018-19 budget represents the beginning of a new reality for the London District Catholic School Board.
Enrollment stands at more than 20,000 students, having risen significantly in the past year and a sharp reversal after several years of declining enrollment. The increased enrolment means the Board will be investing in staff and classrooms. “Here we grow!” said Linda Staudt, Director of Education. “Having more students means we need more teachers and other staff, so we will in hiring mode for the next several years. This is good news for everyone and particularly good news for anyone who is considering a teaching career with the London District Catholic School Board.” Growth is a welcomed change, and after additional investments in staffing and learning environments, the board anticipates a modest surplus of $485,000.