Budget Overview


Rocky View Schools’ Board of Trustees approved the jurisdiction’s 2012/13 budget on May 17, 2012. For 2012/13 the jurisdiction projects it will receive $173 million to serve the educational needs of approximately 17,215 kindergarten to grade 12 students. In allocating available revenues, the Board’s first priority was and will continue to be serving the needs of all students. Of the total budget, 68.06 percent will be allocated to schools and 10.96 percent will be reserved for instructional supports. The cost for governance is .37 percent and for administration 3.35 percent. Almost 10 percent (9.6%) will be directed towards Plant Operations and Maintenance and 7.75 percent will be spent on Transportation.

Planning Principles

  • Consideration given to learning needs of all students
  • RVS' Three Year Plan drives resource allocation
  • School & support service allocations respond to the needs of each school community
  • Flexibility provided for school decisions
  • Required capital equipment replacement
  • Balanced expenditures within available revenues
  • Accountability for resource allocation


Impacting Factors

  • Enrolment projection based on previous trends                            
    Budget           Sept. 30    Percentage Increase
    Over Previous Year
    2009/10        15,758           15,828              2.4%
    2010/11        16,047           16,627              5.0%
    2011/12        17,031            17,240               2.4%
    2012/13         17, 215             ---              (0.15%)
  • The Edge School (321 students) returned to private school status
  • Zero percent salary increase for all employees
  • Teacher costs (salary grid movement/benefits) increase by 1.99 percent
  • Support staff costs (salary grid movement/benefits) increase by about 1.5 percent (varies depending on job classification)
  • Utility budget increase of $600,000 (2 new schools & rates)


Detailed financial information is available under "Publications". For more information contact Secretary-Treasurer Darrell Couture at (403) 945-4008 or by email to dcouture@rockyview.ab.ca.


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