School district budget goes to public

Board of Education kicks of public consultation portion of their budget process

The Board of Education of School District No. 69 (Qualicum) is beginning the public consultation portion of their extensive annual budgeting process with two information sessions on Wednesday, February 22.

Both will be held in the Springwood Middle School multi-purpose room and both are open to anyone though the first will be more geared toward staff and the second toward the public.

Both are scheduled for about an hour and half, the first at 3:45 p.m., the second at 7 p.m.

It will be an opportunity to help the board set budget priorities for the district.

There will be round table discussions that will forward suggestions to the board.

Budget deliberations will continue during board meetings in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre forum on March 27 (at 6:30 p.m.) and April 11, 18 and 24 at 7 p.m.