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Board of Education seeking feedback on 2022-23 budget

Board chair optimistic this year may be a return to more normal times

The Board of Education for the Cowichan Valley School District has launched its annual budget survey and is hoping the public will contribute to the process.

The survey this year continues to focus on Beyond Education, the district’s Strategic Plan, and asks for the public’s guidance on budgeting for the path forward. In addition to asking for feedback, the board is reporting back to the community on the advances made as a result of last year’s responses, including investments in COVID-19 related health and safety measures, capital projects, child care and literacy and numeracy initiatives.

“The school district’s budget is the financial plan that allows us to deliver programs that give our learners exceptional learning opportunities, and keep our schools safe, healthy places to work for both schools and staff,” noted Candace Spilsbury, Board of Education chair. “We are optimistic that this year may be a return to more normal times. We are asking for your feedback around our annual budget as a key aspect of determining where we put our resources.”

The survey can be found on the Cowichan Valley School District’s Facebook page, Twitter accounts as well as website ( For those without access to a computer, hard copy surveys can be printed at any school. Survey responses will be collected until Tuesday, April 17, 2022.

You can find the full Budget Survey here.

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