Public Consultation on Budget (2020-21)


In advance of our budget planning for the next school year, we want to hear your thoughts and comments regarding the allocation of financial resources in Hanover School Division. What is important to you? What priorities should guide our spending?

To gather your feedback, we are using Thoughtexchange – an online tool that will provide participants with the opportunity to share their thoughts as a collective voice. Participants will be asked the following question: As we continue to plan the upcoming budget, what are some priorities we should consider?

Some areas to consider are instruction, staffing, resources, and facilities. Your thoughts and comments will help us better understand the needs of our school communities and assist the Board of Trustees in establishing budget priorities.

The exchange will be open from Jan. 10-20, 2020, and you can participate as many times as you like; the more, the better. Visit the exchange often, as this will provide you with the opportunity to interact with new ideas that will be shared by other participants. We encourage parents/guardians, community members, and our employees to join the conversation.

The Board of Trustees will present a summary of the top thoughts at the Public Budget Consultation Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at 6:30 pm (HSD Administration Office). All are welcome to attend the consultation meeting. The board summary will also be posted here on this web page.


Click Here to Join the Conversation – NOW OPEN!

(Creating an account with Thoughtexchange is optional and not a requirement for participation.)


If you encounter technical difficulties accessing the exchange or need device support, please call Thought Exchange at 1-800-361-9027 Ext. 4 or email Additional support is also available on the Thoughtexchange Website. For all other inquiries, please email


If you are unable to participate in the online consultation or prefer not to join the public conversation, please submit written comments to:

Budget Consultation
Attn. Rick Peters, Board Chair
Hanover School Division
5 Chrysler Gate, Steinbach, MB. R5G 0E2

View Last Year’s Budget Presentation (2019-20)