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Wednesday, June 19, 2019
HCDSB Trustees Approve Budget for 2019-2020 School Year

At the Regular Board Meeting held on June 18, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) approved the 2019-2020 Budget Estimates in the amount of $428,758,303.

The Board’s 2019-2020 Budget Estimates outline an operating deficit of $278,000 and a total in-year deficit available for compliance of $812,000. Revenue has been estimated at $435.6 million, and expenses have been estimated at $428.8 million.  

The Board estimates an Average Daily Enrolment (ADE) of 23,702 elementary students and 12,808 secondary students for the 2019-2020 school year, representing an overall increase in student enrolment of 2.6%.

The 2019-2020 Budget Estimates include an increase to staffing to accommodate growth (see page 3, Table 2). A total of 36.8 staff positions will be added for the 2019-2020 school year, including 16 new elementary teachers, 10.3 new secondary teachers, and 10.5 school support staff. The Budget Estimates also include a number of program enhancements (see page 4, Table 3​). 

The final Budget Estimates will be submitted to the Ministry of Education by June 28, 2019.


  • School boards operate on a fiscal year that runs from September 1st to August 31st.
  • Each year, the Ministry of Education provides funds to school boards through a series of grants. Visit the Ministry of Education's website for more information on education funding.
  • HCDSB operates 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, currently serving over 35,000 students.
  • The majority of the Board's funding allocation is based on student enrolment.
  • Elementary and secondary enrolments are based on Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) enrolments for October 31st and March 31st.
  • Elementary and secondary FTE enrolment values are averaged to give the annualized Average Daily Enrolment (ADE). 


Visit our website to learn more about the 2019-2020 Budget Consultation Process


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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