"I don't think a lot of boards across Ontario are in the same position we're in," said trustee Kevin Maves, chair of the DSBN finance committee.
"We're in an enviable position ... we have a balanced budget and no staff layoffs, no redundancies and we're actually hiring staff," he
said to trustees.
"We're also putting money back into things the senior staff (thought) was important for our students."
added to balance the budget, $3.73 million had to be taken from its accumulated surplus.