The York Catholic District School Board approved its budget for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year at its meeting on June 21.
The budget focuses on supporting and promoting academic achieve in a faith-based environment and also supports the board's multi-year strategic plan, according to a board news release.
“On behalf of the board of trustees, I am pleased the 2022-2023 budget allows us to reinvest in initiatives that will improve student success and well-being, support our multi-year strategic plan and be fiscally responsible with the public money entrusted to our board," said director Domenic Scuglia.
He congratulated the board of trustees for their approval and thanked staff who worked on creating the budget for the next school year.
Special education is a highlight of the budget with increased and equitable access to programming for students at their home schools.
Student well-being is another focus of the budget with new funding for mental health. It will support the use of evidence-based mental resources and programming.
The budget also includes funding for tutoring supports as students come out of the pandemic and continued support for the Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) program.
YCDSB will also dedicate funds to board administration including policy, human resource, schools, and employee contracts and collective agreements.
There are currently around 51,000 students in 101 schools throughout the YCDSB.