NEWS RELEASE – CCRSB Submits Draft Budget To Governing Board Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Truro, NS – The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) submitted its Draft 2017-18 Budget to its governing board last night, June 21, during a public board meeting at the Dr. W.A. MacLeod Consolidated School in Stellarton. CCRSB’s 2017-18 operating budget will total $230.8 million. Although individual departmental cuts had to be initiated, the Board is not expected to see a decrease in its total number of teachers. “There are always difficult decisions to make with any budget and this year was no different,” said Gary Adams, Superintendent and CEO, CCRSB. “But at the end of the day, we are placing more dollars with our most vulnerable students.” The 2017-18 budget makes funding available for alternative classrooms, more innovative programming, and the implementation of a system-wide behavioural support model. CCRSB is also adding capacity in guidance, reading recovery and math interventionists. “We are developing responsive programming for students who would benefit from more personalized learning opportunities,” added Mr. Adams. The governing board voted to operate under the guidelines of the Draft 2017-18 Budget until it can be formally implemented after the Provincial Government passes its budget and provides CCRSB with a final profile funding sheet. To view CCRSB’s Draft 2017-18 Budget, visit http://www.ccrsb.ca/budget. The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is comprised of 17 board members and 2,700 staff all striving to develop independent, lifelong learners in a student-centered environment, with high expectations for all. CCRSB serves almost 20,000 students from Primary to Grade 12, throughout the counties of East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou.