Although School District budgets are not due in to the Ministry until June 30, District 61 plans a final budget by early April . Every year this “holdback money” is a different amount, which creates planning challenges. Boards never know what may be held back from the holdback, either, so holdback funds are not factored into budget . Holdback funds are applied to SD61’s structural deficit (currently $8, 639,000) for the next year, when they are received.
Month: January 2013
At this point in the debate, one Trustee was seen to hold up her copy of Robert’s Rules with both arms extended toward another Board member, and then fling the Robert’s book over her shoulder in exasperation onto the Press table. Bonus points if you can name that Trustee. [Hint: me.]
Remember the Cowichan Board, who were fired for their courageous refusal to comply with any more Ministry “expectations”.
McSweeney’s List Precept #10 applies for this meeting: “Confound your enemy [grain of salt with terminology ; spoofing Sun Tzu, after all] with precepts that sound profound but actually make little or no sense. Be to him as the stallion is to the necktie. “