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Resources: Glossary of Terms

The Glossary of Terms creates a common definition for terms used in the budget process. This page will updated throughout the engagement process to clarify terms.

Capital Budget
These funds include capital funding for school construction and funding for ongoing renovations and upgrading needed to maintain the condition of existing capital assets.
Learning Without Boundaries
Learning Without Boundaries is both a product and a process. It is designed to anchor the decisions that are made each and every day in SD43: those made at the individual level between teacher and student; those made at the classroom or whole school level; and those made at the district level.

Developing School District 43’s Learning Without Boundaries [LWB] has involved the collective wisdom of over 4000 individuals: educators, students, parents, district leaders, support staff and community members. What began as a simple strategic planning exercise soon evolved into something much greater, and more complex. Learning Without Boundaries is designed to respond to the ever-changing intricacies of SD43's public school system. It is not an end-point in and of itself; nor is it merely another plan.

Capital Budget / Operating Budget
Government accounting policies define operating and maintenance expenditure (as distinct from capital expenditures), and the appropriate source of funding for each category. Projects that involve the creation of new assets or the replacement of existing assets qualify for capital funding support. Many smaller projects involving capital improvements or renovations required to maintain a capital asset during its economic life are classified as operating projects, and do not qualify for capital funding. Funding for such operating projects is provided from the Ministry’s annual operating budget.

Obtaining stakeholder feedback on analysis, alternatives and or decisions. We promise to keep stakeholders informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how public input influenced the decision.

People or groups who hold a stake in SD43 through delivering or receiving education. These include but are not limited to students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, community members, district leadership team, board trustees, and government.


School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828