North Okanagan-Shuswap schools report surpluses, deficits

A.L. Fortune Secondary in Enderby had a surplus of $39,758, according to a report

Financial reports have been issued for North Okanagan-Shuswap schools.

Financial reports have been issued for North Okanagan-Shuswap schools.

A North Okanagan-Shuswap School District report identifies schools with surpluses and deficits.

The report was presented by staff Tuesday.

“We reached out to the schools and had each of the schools provide an explanation for us why they had a surplus and how they attend to spend it in the following year or why they had a deficit and how they plan to address it,” said secretary-treasurer Nicole Bittante.

A.L. Fortune Secondary in Enderby, which had a surplus of $39,758, is holding the money to purchase items for the theatre and gym as well as learning resources for the new curriculum.

Falkland Elementary had a surplus of $4,454 while there was a surplus of $461 at Grindrod Elementary, $16,706 at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong and $3,181 at Armstrong’s Len Wood Middle School.

Deficits were $1,891 at Enderby’s M.V. Beattie Elementary, $1,003 at Armstrong Elementary and $2,597 at Highland Park Elementary in Armstrong.

Highland Park’s deficit was mainly due to higher breakfast program wages, photocopying and software license costs.

The district plans to do a check on the schools in May or June, says trustee Mike McKay.

The budgets are formula-based and dependant on the type of school (elementary, middle or secondary) and enrolment.