The Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Division is starting 2019 with surplus cash. Superintendent of Administrative Services Joel Lloyd says even though the balance sheet shows a 1.3 million dollar deficit they actually have a 65-thousand dollar surplus.
Lloyd points out most of the deficit comes from depreciation of non-cash items. He also says mid-year funds from the province helped their bottom line. Lloyd feels moving money from support services into the classroom and continuing to make changes in transportation helped them meet academic goals in a climate of reduced overall funding.
The District expects increased enrollment in 2019 and Lloyd says they will continue to make sure they have the resources to meet the challenge of addressing the diversity in the classroom that comes with more students.