The Langley School District is hosting an open house regarding its 2017/18 budget tonight (June 19) in Murrayville. Submitted photo

School district open house gives public opportunity to view 2017/18 budget

Residents’ feedback, input welcome at school board office tonight (June 19)

The public will have an opportunity to discuss the Langley School District’s annual budget tonight (June 19) in Murrayville.

A budget open house is scheduled to take place in the board room of the school board office, 4875 222 St., from 6 to 7 p.m.

Open to the public, the open house allows residents to review and ask questions regarding the 2017/18 Langley School District annual budget.

The third reading of the bylaw will take place at the regular board meeting being held Tuesday, June 20.

2016/17 budget

On Feb. 21, the Langley board of education approved a $212 million amended 2016-2017 budget.

The district will spend $159.6 million on instruction. School District secretary-treasurer David Green explained during the Feb. 21 meeting that many teachers in Langley have retired and new ones have been hired.

In late May, the school district confirmed that it is in the process of hiring more than 100 full-time teachers for the coming school year.