Learning Spaces: Upgraded & Modernized
We are proud of all of our Business Department staff (Human Resources, Finance, Plant, Information Technology, Transportation and Communications) who support our schools in so many ways. ADSB continues to make investments in school design and technology improvements to ensure its built spaces are flexible and can support the many different styles of teaching and learning.
Over the past year, some highlights included:
Korah’s gymnasium and upstairs mezzanine were equipped with updated finishes and its brand new Learning Commons furnished with ergonomic study booths, a media centre and glassed-in study pods. The refurbished grounds now include a new baseball diamond, parking lot and outdoor digital sign.
Greenwood’s front entrance received a much-needed upgrade to a more open-concept design that included a higher ceiling. The roof was raised in a number of other areas of the school, including classrooms. The new Learning Commons in the North Wing is both colourful and spacious, incorporating plenty of natural daylight, a contributing factor to a healthy learning environment.
HM Robbins’ front entrance received a facelift with updated exterior surfaces; modernization efforts continued at Prince Charles where the school received new exterior panels and signage.
CASS has updated change rooms and the Culture Room and courtyard both have new Learning Commons features.
White Pines has had a roof replacement.
Ed Centre board room has received a much needed upgrade to flooring, window treatments and gallery seating.
We continue our implementation to upgrade all technology infrastructure within every school to reach the best bandwidth standards of access for our students. As well, we continue executing our Information Technology Plan with respect to new technology for our students (i.e. latest devices, robotics, coding, etc.).
Total dollars spent on Buildings & Grounds (misc. repairs) last year
Number of ADSB Employees
Total Community Use Participant Visits
Total Cafeteria Sales in all Secondary Schools
Number of students who are transported in the Algoma District School Board this year.
The board approved a total operating budget for revenue and expenditures for the 2017 – 2018 budget year in the amount of $150,016,131.
A detailed review of revenues and expenditures was conducted by Trustees, the Operations & Budget Committee, Principals and Administrative Council, as part of the budget process and the Board’s continued commitment to fiscal responsibility within a challenging economy.
The following enhancements were included in the 2017-18 Budget through a combination of reallocations of existing budgets and new Ministry funding: Increased Technology in Classrooms, Support and Professional Development for Technology Plan, Additional Support for Special Education Students, and enhancements to school budgets.
The Ministry also provided for approximately $8.9 million in Capital Projects to address the maintenance and improvement of facilities.
Operating budget for revenue and expenditures for the 2017 – 2018 budget year in the amount of
Revenue by Major Source
2017-18 Revenue by Major Source
[*] Provincially determined by the Ministry
|Government of Ontario||$114,082,940|
|Local Taxation [*]||$16,706,606|
|First Nation Tuition Fees||$6,591,526|
|Amort. Deferred Capital Contribution||$8,508,065|
|Capital and Approved Debt||$3,224,157|
Expenditures by Major Function
2017-18 Expenditure by Major Function
|Classroom Instruction (Note 1)||$94,002,915|
|Non-classroom (Note 2)||$14,262,384|
|Capital and Approved Debt||$3,224,157|
|Note 1 - Classroom Instruction Detail|
|Early Childhood Educators||$1,987,290|
|Texts & Classroom Supplies/Equipment||$2,625,943|
|Professionals & Paraprofessionals||$3,794,875|
|Library & Guidance||$2,197,985|
|Note 2 - Non-classroom Detail|
|Principals and Vice Principals||$7,184,483|
|Coordinators and Consultants||$2,734,671|