At their meeting last night the Flin Flon School Board approved their budget for the 2014-15 school year as presented at their public meeting February 26th. The budget asks for a 1.8 mill increase in their special levy request to the city due to an increase in expenses and the change in the sharing of the Hudbay grant between the city and the school division. The budget now goes on to the Public Schools Finance Board.
In other business Superintendent Blaine Veitch thanked Pharmasave for their latest donation of just over 46 hundred dollars to local area schools from the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. He noted this is added to the over 85 thousand dollars that has already been donated.
Veitch also reported the Minster of Education has declared March of each year as Perfect Attendance Month and schools are encouraged to place a special emphasis on attendance and work with families and the community to make March the month that every child is in school every day.