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Report


February 20, 2007

BUSINESS COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD

Tuesday, February 13, 2007



Trustees:
Marg Gaviller (Committee Chair); John Chapman; Jan Johnstone; Ross King; Carol Poucher-Urbshott; Jennifer Yenssen
  
Staff:
Mary Anne Alton (Director of Education and Secretary); Marnie Coke (Superintendent of Elementary Education); Dean Currie (Superintendent of Business and Treasurer); Steven Reid (Superintendent of Instruction); Richard Gerson (Administrator of Employee Relations); Lori Wilder (Superintendent of Student Services); Michael Booth (Manager of Plant); Brenda Booth (Manager of Finance); Larry Kirby (Manager of Transportation); Ginnie Smith (Recorder)
 
Absent:
Cindy Aitken; Marilyn McComb; Natalka Pucan; Jean Sullivan; Mary Carson (Student Senator); Jesse Elders (Student Senator)


                                                        
1.      Field Trip Request

Members received a Field Trip Request for students in the Eco-Shores Leadership Program at Peninsula Shores District School to participate in a Winter Camp at the Institute for Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies from February 27 – March 1, 2007.

Moved by:  C. Poucher-Urbshott:

That the Business Committee approve the request for students who are in the Eco-Shores Leadership Program to participate in a Winter Camp at the Institute for Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies from February 27 – March 1, 2007.
Carried.

2.      Interim Financial Report

Members received a report, including revisions to the original report of the February 6/07 cancelled meeting, which provided actual expenditures and revenues to January 19, 2007 with projections to August 31, 2007.  The contingency budget reduction plan of $1,907,520 to cover the projected deficit of $1,857,531 was outlined.  Personnel from various departments outlined budget adjustments for transfer to the contingency.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

Moved by J. Johnstone:

That the Business Committee receive the Interim Finance Report as revised from the Superintendent of Business dated February 13, 2007.
Carried.


3.      Budget Planning Overview and Discussion

Members received a presentation which outlined proposed timelines and processes for preparation, consultation, and final approval of the 2007-08 Budget.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

Moved by J. Chapman:

That the Business Committee receive the presentation entitled “2007-08 Budget Planning and Overview Report” dated February 13, 2007 from the Superintendent of Business, and that this report be included in the 2007-08 budget deliberation process.
Carried.


4.      Budget Component Review

Members received a presentation which reviewed the components of School Budgets, Classroom Computers, and Transportation.  For each budget, details were provided on 2006-07 funding allocation vs. expenditure.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.

Recommendation:

That the Business Committee receive the presentation entitled “Budget Component Review” dated February 13, 2007 from the Superintendent of Business, and that the report be included in the 2007-08 budget deliberation process.
Carried.




Recommendation:

That Bluewater District School Board receive the Business Committee Report dated February 13, 2007.







Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
20 February 2007
For more information please contact
Marg Gaviller, Committee Chair or
Dean Currie, Superintendent of Business


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