Durham District School Board (DDSB)’s Board of Trustees has passed the budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year, made up of $880,291,132 in operating funds and $132,932,109 in capital funds, for a total budget of $1,013,223,241.
This year’s budget focuses on:
- Pandemic recovery;
- Academic recovery, mental health supports, and missed milestones;
- Ensuring transportation needs are met for students requiring access to a school bus;
- Continued operation of DDSB@Home for another year to ensure equitable access for students learning at home;
- A continued commitment to Indigenous rights, equity and human rights; and
- Special education requirements for students in Inclusive Student Services supporting programs at both the elementary and secondary levels promoting integration and independence for each individual.
“The Board of Trustees would like to acknowledge and thank community members for their input and feedback into the budget process and staff for their hard work and collaboration. This budget ensures the strong stewardship of resources to provide quality programs to meet the needs of students, staff and school communities, while also supporting student achievement and well-being within the existing provincial fiscal framework.” – Board Chair, Carolyn Morton
- The 2022-23 budget package was a collaborative process between the Board of Trustees, stakeholders, and staff to ensure development of a budget document that is detailed, accountable, and transparent.
- Within the funding provided by the Ministry of Education, it is our responsibility as a school board to develop and approve a balanced budget.
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 7,000 teaching and educational services staff. With 136 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 75,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at ddsb.ca. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ddsbschools, Instagram @ddsbschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB.