The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario serving students within a 2,760 square kilometre area known as the city of Ottawa. We are the seventh largest board by school population in the province of Ontario.
StudentsWith over 70,000 students in our District, we have a vibrant, enthusiastic learning community that benefits from a wide range of programs that promote excellence and meet individual needs. All of our schools are learning communities where our staff support and challenge students to achieve their best in academics, the arts, athletics, and technology. In addition, students requiring specialized programming, both elementary and secondary, have many supports in place to ensure their academic success.
StaffThe total number of full-time equivalent (FTE) elementary teachers was 2605.56 and the number of secondary teachers was 1503.61, as of October 31, 2009. The number of principals and vice-principals totaled 270.0 (FTE). Approximately 2,300 teachers are on the occasional teachers list. We have a total of 2102.65 administrative and support staff (FTE) of whom 1,802 work in schools.
Schools and Programs
30 March 2012 Enrolment Report
31 October 2012 Enrolment Report
We have 147 school sites - 116 elementary including two special education sites, 26 secondary including the Adult High School, and 5 secondary alternate sites.
Our elementary schools provide English with Core French, Early French Immersion (EFI), and Middle French Immersion (MFI), which are delivered in single, dual, and triple-track schools. Six schools offer the Alternative Elementary Program. Our secondary schools offer a wide variety of programs including French Immersion, Extended French, an International Baccalaurate Program, an Arts Program, and High-performance Athlete programs.
The annual budget process is an important element of our corporate planning at the OCDSB. The budget is the allocation of resources which support our strategic plan, annual district goals and school improvement planning.
The annual budget process is perhaps the most challenging of all of our corporate planning processes because it brings us to the point where we can no longer focus on what we want to do, but rather what can we afford to do? There are a number of limitations which add to the pressure of the budget process, including, but in no way limited to the fact that almost all school board funding comes by way of provincial grants, the timing of the grants, the complexity of grant formulas and envelope funding, the number of special purpose and ad hoc grants, conflicting timelines between staffing, grant announcements, budget recommendation and budget approval.
The operating budget for 2011-2012 is $780.9 million.
Students are always our primary focus and we are committed to offering programs and services which challenge all students to achieve their personal best. We make efficient, effective, and innovative use of resources, based on sound planning, and the best available information. The budget allocates available resources to address student needs.
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