2018/2019 Budget Priorities Survey

Since 1855 schools within the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board have given witness to the truth that Jesus Christ is the foundation and the heart of Catholic Education and the centre of its community.  This conviction is realized in our mission which in union with our Bishop is to enable all learners to realize the fullness of humanity of which our Lord Jesus Christ is the model.   In support of this Christ-centred purpose, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board has developed a multi-year strategic plan for the period of 2015-2018. Strategic planning is a process used to assist the Board of Trustees in making important decisions that will guide and shape its work. The goals of the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement are foundational to a strategic plan.  The strategic plan also helps identify the operational, financial, capital and other non-academic goals necessary to enable the realization of our mission.   

Embedded within the Board’s Strategic Priorities are the budgetary guiding principles which have assisted the Board over the last number of years with respect to its commitment to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to it.  These important principles include:


 PROMOTING THE MISSION OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION

 PROMOTING EQUITY IN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

 PROMOTING EFFECTIVE STEWARDSHIP OF BOARD RESOURCES, and

 PROMOTING ACCOUNTABILITY


The intent and purpose of the survey is to assist the Board with the preparation and development of its 2018/2019 budget. The results will serve to either reinforce continued financial support in a specific area or identify other areas where the Board could, if financially possible, redirect funds.  In a period of constrained funding where difficult choices have to be made, consideration of the results of the survey become even more important.  

Within this context, the Board remains committed to our Catholic School System’s long and rich tradition of promoting academic and co-curricular excellence within a Christ-centred learning environment.

In an effort to share this information and consult more widely, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is seeking your input in the development of its 2018/2019 budget.

This survey is voluntary.   All responses will remain anonymous and confidential.  

Please contact Paola Pace-Gubekjian, Associate Director of Corporate Services at 905-525-2930, extension 2139 or by email at pacep@hwcdsb.ca with any questions or concerns.

 


FINAL DATE TO COMPLETE SURVEY: MARCH 9th, 2018 by 4:00 PM