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Have a say in SD43 budget

School District 43 budget talks will soon be underway for the next school year.  - TRI-CITY NEWS FILE PHOTO
School District 43 budget talks will soon be underway for the next school year.
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School District 43 budget talks will soon be underway for the next school year.

Starting in January, the public and other stakeholders, such as parents, teachers and support workers, will be invited to have their say on how the district spends approximately $261 million to run schools.

Budget input will be accepted at upcoming meetings Jan. 10 and 31, Feb. 21 and March 6.

Secretary treasurer Rick Humphreys said the input “has been valuable in the past.”

In other budget news, the district ended the school year in June with a $1.3-million surplus thanks to cash infusions at the end of the year from the province.

As well, it released its Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) report, along with details about all employees who make $75,000 or more. According to the list, 108 SD43 employees earned more than $100,000 between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Top earners were:

• superintendent Tom Grant, $198,543;

• secretary treasurer Richard Humphreys, $148,429;

• assistant superintendent Julie Pearce, $145,290;

• assistant superintendent Sylvia Russell, $145,290;

• assistant superintendent Dan Derpak, $145,290;

• and assistant superintendent Maureen Dockendorf, $145,290.

 

WHAT TRUSTEES ARE PAID:

The SOFI report also lists trustee indemnities and expenses. In November, all nine trustees were either re-elected or acclaimed. According to the report, the remuneration packages and expenses were as follows (some trustees received higher pay for taking on chair or vice-chair duties):

• Gail Alty (Coquitlam) — $27,530 ($470 expenses);

• Holly Butterfield (Anmore/Belcarra)— $27,530 ($888);

• chair Melissa Hyndes (Port Moody) — $30,030 ($969);

• John Keryluk (Port Coquitlam) — $27,530 ($470);

• Brian Robinson (Coquitlam) — $28,242 ($719);

• Judy Shirra (PoCo) — $28,242 ($827);

• Diane Sowden (Coquitlam) — $27,530 ($470);

• Gerri Wallis (Coquitlam) — $27,530 ($872);

• Keith Watkins (PoMo) — $27,548 ($470).

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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