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Board of Education seeking feedback on 2021-2022 budget

Public helps determine the allocation of resources

The Cowichan Valley School District board of education has launched its annual budget survey and is hoping the public will help guide the budget process by sharing its thoughts.

This year’s survey focuses on Beyond Education, the Cowichan Valley School District’s strategic plan, and asks for the public’s guidance on budgeting for the path forward. In addition to asking for feedback in these areas, the board is reporting back to the community on the advances made as a result of last year’s responses.

“The school district’s budget is the financial plan that resources our schools and allows us to deliver programs that helps prepare our learners for a world they will create,” noted Candace Spilsbury, chair of the board of education. “This year is so much different than those before as we are contending with the realities of a year-long worldwide pandemic. We are asking for your feedback as community engagement around our budget is a key aspect of determining where we put our resources.”

The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LNNPJQY and can be found on the Cowichan Valley School District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts as well as website (www.sd79.bc.ca).

Hard copy surveys can be printed at schools. Survey responses will be collected until Tuesday, April 20.

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