April 20, 2013
CBE Resource Allocations for 2013-14 were distributed to Principals on Wednesday April 17. Since then, the CBE has released information regarding changes to the basic per student allocation and how changes (i.e. reductions) to this allocation will affect High Schools. All CBE High Schools are affected by reductions, some greater than others.
In 2012-13, the basic per student allocation was $4,227.03. For 2013-14, the basic per student allocation is $3,753.15. For Lord Beaverbrook High School, based on a projection of 1824 students, this represents a budget reduction of $864,357.10. As a result, there will be a reduction in both Certificated and Support Staff at the school. The need to further reduce our budget beyond $864,357.10 will be determined between now and April 29.
What parents, students and staff can expect from me as Principal, is that I will endeavour to make the most reasoned and informed decisions possible.
I care greatly for our school; for all of the people involved, and; for those most directly affected by the changes or reductions that will occur.
I have communicated more detailed information to our school staff and have encouraged them not to speculate or make assumptions about what these changes will mean for the future. I encourage the same of our entire school community.
After April 29, I will share more information with students, parents and staff. Good luck to our student athletes as they move forward into the Badminton City Championships this week. Think sunshine for our rugby, soccer and field hockey teams as well.