Wolf Creek Public Schools has begun the annual budget preparations for the 2024/2025 school year.

“This process is not just about crunching numbers; it's about strategically investing in our future — our students,” Board Chair for Wolf Creek Public School, Luci Henry said in a board column

The budget is primarily supported by funding through Alberta Education, based on the weighted moving average funding model. 

Henry explained that the funds are allocated by the board to maximize the impact on students’ learning and experience.  

About 79 per cent of the budget is allocated to teachers and staff salaries and benefits, while a portion is dedicated to student support, instructional staffing, transportation, and operational needs. 

“The journey towards finalizing our budget is thorough and inclusive,” Henry said. “Each step involves careful deliberation and strategic planning.” 

Budget preparations start in January with enrolment projections, financial budget priorities are discussed throughout the spring, followed by a finalized budget submission in May. 

“Transparency and communication are pillars of our process. We believe in keeping our community informed,” Henry said. “Our aim is to create a budget that not only aligns with our educational goals but also resonates with the aspirations of our communities.”