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Peel District School Board Approves Balanced Budget for 2024-2025

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Exciting news from the Peel District School Board(PDSB)! The balanced budget of $2,126,117,058 for the 2024-2025 school year was approved at the Board meeting on July 2, 2024.

This budget didn’t come together on its own—parents, school council members, staff, trustees, and even students and community members were all part of the planning process. Together, their input set priorities like boosting support for vulnerable students, promoting equity initiatives, and ensuring schools are safe and productive places to learn, even with rising costs.

Some highlights from the approved budget include:

  • Investing in student technology and leading educational innovation projects to support and enhance teaching and learning in classrooms.
  • Additional staff for special education, more funding for mental health and social workers, and extra resource teachers to support students’ special needs, health, and well-being.
  • Funding has been allocated for instructional coaches and additional graduation coaches to support all students, including Indigenous and Black students, with the aim of boosting graduation rates.

With all these measures in place, PDSB is gearing up for a successful new school year, focusing on student achievement while managing finances responsibly.

“I’m excited about our budget initiatives. Let’s persist in creating impactful programs and partnerships that offer real-world experiences for students in Peel. The Ministry of Education needs to act decisively to bridge these gaps. Adequate funding is crucial for student confidence and success, and addressing chronic underfunding is imperative. We call on the Ontario government to prioritize public education” said David Green, Chair of the Board, PDSB.

“The Board’s student-focused budget for 2024-2025 not only reaffirms our dedication to fostering positive and inclusive learning environments but also underscores our commitment to fiscal responsibility while prioritizing student achievement and excellence in the classroom” added Rashmi Swarup, Director of Education, PDSB.

For further details, including a comprehensive breakdown of budget allocations and strategic initiatives, please refer to the full budget report available on our website.

Peel District School Board is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves nearly 150,000 students in 262 schools across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. PDSB is the second largest school board in Canada as well as the largest employer in Peel Region.

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