Another year, another budget shortfall for the Vancouver School Board.
The district is forecasted to be in the red at least $12-million for the 2017-2018 school year.
The board’s interim secretary-treasurer Guy Bonnefoy says future school closures are in the books.
“It’s not on the plate for next year, but as we start looking at our five-year projection, it is something we have to discuss as part of that five-year projection.”
Last year, former VSB trustees boiled a list of schools down to 11 that could be slated for the chopping block.
Bonnefoy wouldn’t say if the board would start the process from scratch.
The district was faced with a $21-million dollar shortfall during the 2016-2017 school year. Trustees couldn’t balance the budget and were fired because of it.
Bonnefoy says the budget will be up for consultation in early April and is slated for approval later that month.