STAR Catholic passes budget, cuts insurance

December board meeting briefs

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic Schools board dealt with a number of issues during their December 2019 board meeting, including approving their 2019-2020 operating budget and its decision to opt out of its current insurance to try to save money.

Fall budget update

The Board heard a fall budget update from the Secretary Treasurer and approved the proposed 2019-2020 operating budget of $51,192,296 as presented.

ASBIE Insurance

The Board moved to give notice of its intention to opt out of the Alberta School Boards’ Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (ASBIE) in order to pursue potentially lower cost programs.

READ MORE: STAR able to cover $2.1 million funding loss

Leaders of Tomorrow

The Board moved to support Wetaskiwin’s Leaders of Tomorrow youth volunteer recognition program with a pledge of $500.

3YEP and Annual Education Results Repor

The Board gave final approval to the combined Three-Year Education Plan (3YEP) and Annual Education Results Report for 2019-2023. The document will be made available for public viewing on the STAR Catholic website.

Next board meeting

The next board meeting is Jan. 15 at central office in Leduc. The public is welcome to attend.

– Submitted by STAR Catholic

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