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Trustees Finalize DSBONE Budget

The District School Board Ontario North East has approved its 2016-2017 budget focusing on some of its more modern programs.

The total budget approved by the board of trustees is $120,596,810.

New priorities for next year’s budget include the advancement of the ONE’s 1:1 iPad program, with a final goal of putting a device in every students’ hands by the end of implementation.

The board will also be seeking to bring in a First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education Lead to its staff.

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Superintendent of Business Pearl Fong-West says the board continues to face a decline of enrolment from a current population of around 11,000 students.

The board reports a 1.25 per cent increase in salaries will be applied to teaching and non-teaching staff.

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