A confirmation last week from a Ministry of Education official that the traditional end-of-June budget deadline for school boards has been extended to the end of July.
I had asked the question after attending a board meeting where a budget vote was postponed post-June 30 and I was told by the director of education of the new deadline. Ministry communications staffer confirmed it later in the week-- due, apparently, to the new budgeting provisions that come into effect in the 2010-11 school year, such as Public Sector Accounting Board standards and the confusing 1% rule, boards are being given until the end of July to ratify and submit their 2010-11 budgets.
I can't imagine there are that many who'll wait that long. Well, I can't imagine there are trustees who've waited that long-- they may have ratified and then left it to staff members to complete all the paperwork and submit to the ministry some time between the end of June and the end of July.