Latest Budget News
October 28, 2021
– This week, the Ministry of Education released the 2022-23 Education funding guide
to school boards. We want to hear from you regarding your education funding priorities. Please complete the TDSB’s Education Funding Feedback form
by November 19, 2021. Your feedback will help inform the TDSB budget consultation submission to the Ministry. Staffwill incorporate feedback into the draft submission for review and approval at the December 2021 Finance, Budget & Enrolment Committee meeting, prior to the submission to the Ministry.
October 22, 2021
– Read Chair Alexander Brown’s letter to the Minister of Education
requesting adequate pandemic funding support.
The Budget Process
In the spring of each year, the Ministry of Education announces revisions to education funding (Grants for Student Needs) and the amounts that school boards will receive for the coming year. Funding for education is determined through a set of provincial benchmark costs for the major components of education operations, as well as the number of students. By law, school boards are required to balance their budgets by June 30. TDSB Trustees and staff work together to create a balanced budget that best supports the achievement and well-being of all students within the funding provided by the province.
The TDSB’s annual operating budget is approximately $3.5 billion and we are committed to using these resources as responsibly and effectively as possible. However, the funding provided by the government does not fully meet the needs of students in Toronto. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the TDSB budget into next year. Read more about the TDSB’s request for adequate pandemic funding support in Chair Alexander Brown’s letter to the Minister of Education.
As the largest and most diverse school board in the country, the TDSB has a unique set of needs when it comes to what is required to best support our students and communities. To ensure that we continue to support all students, we developed the Multi-Year Strategic Plan to set direction and identify system goals. The focus of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan is to ensure that every student has equitable access to programs and resources, and increased opportunities that lead to success.
Finance, Budget & Enrolment Committee Meetings
The Finance, Budget and Enrolment Committee (FBEC) meetings are currently held virtually and broadcast live to the public. Please note, the schedule of meetings below may change during the budget process.