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School division 19-20 budget info session coming up later this month


A new year means it is budget time for local governing bodies and for those interested in how things are shaping up for the Kelsey School Division budget, you can have your first peek at things later this month.
The division recently announced they would be holding their annual public budget consultation meeting on January 28th. The meeting, which in past years has been held at the library inside Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute, will this year be held inside the board room at the divisions’ administrative building located at 322 Edwards Avenue.
Those wishing to attend can do so as it is open to the public. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and attendees can enter through the back door of the building.
Division board members will be on hand to discuss budget items. Additionally, the division in the past has presented potential capital items and upgrades that may be part of the 2019-2020 year as schools are asked to submit a list of improvements they would like to see made.
Information packages for the meeting are also available ahead of time, begin on January 24. Those packets can be picked up at the same administrative building as of January 24.
The division will finalize the budget shortly after and must present a finished copy to the province in March.
The Town of The Pas typically does not come out with their budget until much later in the year, sometime between March and May. The Town did state that budget discussions were underway and had begun in November, however.

Trent Allen