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By the Numbers

On Monday, June 19, 2023, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a budget comprising $848M in expenditures, with a capital budget of $95.6M for the 2023-24 school year.


The development of the Waterloo Region District School Board’s operating budget includes many underlying assumptions which, over the course of a school year, can change. The process used in the development of the annual operating budget for the board has evolved over the years but the underlying factors that influence its development continue to be:


• Ministry funding and directives

• The WRDSB’s underlying financial position (accumulated surplus and deficit)

• The WRDSB’s Strategic Plan


The approved budget for 2023-24:


  • Complies with provincial legislation 

  • Ensures the long-term fiscal stability of the board

  • Supports the achievement of the strategic directions outlined in the Strategic Plan

  • Centres students, especially those most marginalized

Enrollment in WRDSB


Total Students

Elementary Students


Elementary Students

Secondary Students


Secondary Students

First Languages


First Language is NOT the language of instruction*

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Students with their own WRDSB Chromebook

Extended Day Enrolment


Extended Day Enrolment

Total Students


Total number of employees

* The language first spoken at home other than English or French

**This number is approximate

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