Proposed status quo budget leaves school district with deficit

The Prince Rupert School District continued its budget process for the 2009/2010 school year on May 6 and, partially attributed to an estimated enrollment decline of 198 students, the district’s preliminary budget shows a deficit of $62,375 for what secretary/treasurer Kim Morris called a status quo budget with a few adjustments.

At the same time, the district’s call for project proposals for the coming year brought in 43 proposals, covering everything from staffing to computer labs to support of the performing arts, and the 31 that had been received by 11 a.m. on May 6 had been estimated to cost $1,596,175. … 47842.html

Here’s a challenge:

Can someone find a school year where SD52 didn’t end in May and June with a deficit, only to magically be in surplus in September?  I’ve only been in Rupert for 10 years, and this has been the pattern for the last 10 years.