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Cowichan school district faces $1.5-million budget shortfall

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Cowichan's cash-strapped school district faces a budgetary shortfall of some $1.5 million this year, treasurer Bob Harper told the board Wednesday.

"We're looking at about a $1.4-million to $1.5-million gap in total," he said at SD79's regular meeting, led by provincially appointed trustee Mike McKay, flanked by superintendent Joe Rhodes.

Victoria's budgetary envelope will address what Harper described as "about a $700,000 net decline in revenues."

But the bright light, he signalled, is a rise in district registration by international students.

Public feedback to the board is welcome in the coming weeks as it finalizes the budget to be inherited by a new slate of trustees that will replace McKay after B.C.'s Nov. 15 civic election.

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