This question was submitted by Trina Hurdman on April 18 to be asked at the public board meeting on April 19, 2011:
On page 14 of the 2010-2011 budget document, it states that administration expenses are 3.6% of the total budget.
However, on page 27, it states that Finance and Business Services are 5.3% of the budget, Human Resources are 2.1%, and the Office of the Chief Superintendent is 1.1% which totals 8.5% of the budget. The CBE has also made it clear that the new administration building lease and the Board of Trustees are included in administration expenses.
In the interest of transparency, will you provide a detailed breakdown of everything that is included as Administration expenses and if there are parts of human resources and business and financial services that do not count towards administration, can you please explain which parts are not included and why?
Response by Chief Superintendent Johnson:
Ms. Hurdman, thank you for the inquiry. We are aware of your question and will undertake to provide an answer on the CBE website by Thursday. We will be providing this information to you in writing as soon as possible after this meeting, Thursday, we believe, and we will read this into the corporate record at a public meeting when the answer is available, so the next public meeting.
On Thursday, April 21 at 5:38pm, the following was received:
Good Afternoon Ms. Hurdman,
Further to the public meeting Tuesday, April 19, 2011 the board is diligently working to provide an answer to your public inquiry. Please know that their response is still forthcoming and will be provided to you in writing (via email) and posted to the website as soon as possible. The answer will also be read into the corporate record at the public meeting on Tuesday May 3, 2011 as board procedures stipulate.
Danielle Doll, BA
Office of the Corporate Secretary
Calgary Board of Education