ICON - News or Press Release ICON - News or Press Release

2024-2025 Preliminary Operating Budget

May 16, 2024


May 15, 2024

2024/2025 Preliminary Operating Budget

The Quesnel Board of Education announced plans for a balanced budget for the 2024/25 fiscal year at the May 15 Regular Board meeting.  The Annual Budget Bylaw is set at $52,548,016.

Before the consideration of requests, the District anticipates an operating surplus of $188,716 for the 2024/25 school year. This was after the reversal of the one-time surplus expenditure plan implemented for the 2023/24 school year and budget adjustments for staffing and supply changes.

The Board solicited feedback and ideas from Partner Groups, Aboriginal Education Council, the Quesnel District Teachers Association, CUPE 4990, and the Quesnel Principals and Vice Principals Association, on how best to invest these dollars for the upcoming year. The Board of Education hosted a public meeting to understand the community’s priorities as well.  The following needs were identified by departments and stakeholder groups for the next school year:

  1. Support Services Staffing                                                                                      $231,000
  2. Principal Staffing                                                                                                  $  57,800
  3. Exempt Staff and Compliance                                                                              $142,300
  4. Indigenous Education Staffing                                                                             $226,000
  5. Other                                                                                                                    $  50,600

The investments above amount to $707,700 and will be covered in part by the anticipated $188,716 surplus (before requests) and the remainder through the accumulated operating surplus funds.

The Board of Education is pleased to be making investments to benefit the students and staff of the Quesnel School District for the 2024/25 school year.

For more information, please contact:


Dan Lowndes, Superintendent                               Jennifer Woollends, Secretary-Treasurer

SD28 Quesnel                                                         SD28 Quesnel

250-992-8802/ danlowndes@sd28.bc.ca               250-992-8802/ jenniferwoollends@sd28.bc.ca

Lisa Boudreau, Board Chairperson                      

SD28 Quesnel