The Flin Flon School Board presented their budget plan for the 2020-21 school year at a public meeting last night. The Division has planned a budget of just over 14.9 million dollars for the year an increase of .30 percent from this year’s budget. Direct provincial funding for the Division for 2019-20 was just under 9.4 million dollars and will increase by 1.36 percent or just under 128 thousand dollars for 2020-21.
The Division is requesting a zero percent increase from the city noting due to the substantial decrease in property assessments, a one percent decrease in the Hudbay grant in lieu, the reduction in the provincial Tax Incentive Grant the proposed mill rate is 24.34 up from 21.46 last year but because of the mentioned changes the Division is not asking the city for any more money than last year at just over 4.9 million dollars.
The top two categories in costs are regular instruction at just over 8.2 million and just over 2.6 million for student support services. Several requests were removed from the proposed budget but 105 thousand dollars will go to student support services for three educational assistants.