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Consolidated Financial Statements of
HAMILTON-WENTWORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD Year ended August 31, 2016
HWDSB Stacey Zucker
Executive Superintendent of Board Operations & Treasurer Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
20 Education Court, P.O. Box 2558
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Ll 905-527-5092, ext. 2500
MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The accompanying consolidated financial statements of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board are the responsibility of the Board management and have been prepared in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, supplemented by Ontario Ministry of Education memorandum 2004:B2 and Ontario Regulation 395/11 of the Financial Administration Act, as described in Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements.
A summary of the significant accounting policies are described in Note 1 to the financial statements. The preparation of consolidated financial statements necessarily involves the use of estimates based on management's judgment, particularly when transactions affecting the current accounting period cannot be finalized with certainty until future periods.
Board management maintains a system of internal controls designed to provide reasonable assurance that assets are safeguarded, transactions are properly authorized and recorded in compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, and reliable financial information is available on a timely basis for preparation of the consolidated financial statements. These systems are monitored and evaluated by management.
The Audit Committee of the Board meets with the external auditors to review the consolidated financial statements and discuss any significant financial reporting or internal control matters prior to the Board's approval of the consolidated financial statements.
The consolidated financial statements have been audited by KPMG LLP, independent external auditors appointed by the Board. The accompanying Independent Auditors' Report outlines their responsibilities, the scope of their examination and their opinion on the Board's consolidated financial statements.
December 12, 2016
Stace~ Executive Superintendent of Board Operations & Treasurer
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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS REPORT To the Board of Trustees of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board: We have audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, which comprise the consolidated statement of financial position as at August 31, 2016, the consolidated statements of operations, change in net debt and cash flows for the year then ended, and notes, comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information.
Management's Responsibility for the Consolidated Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation of these consolidated financial statements in accordance with the basis of accounting described in note 1 to the consolidated financial statements, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of consolidated financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Auditors Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. The procedures selected depend on our judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, we consider internal control relevant to the entity's preparation of the consolidated financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained in our audit is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board as at August 31, 2016 and for the year then ended, are prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with the basis of accounting described in note 1 to the consolidated financial statements.
Basis of Accounting
Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to note 1 to the consolidated financial statements which describes the basis of accounting used in the preparation of these consolidated financial statements and the significant differences between such basis of accounting and Canadian public sector accounting standards.
Chartered Professional Accountants, Licensed Public Accountants
December 12, 2016 Hamilton, Canada
HAMIL TON-WENTWORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION FOR THE YEAR ENDED AUGUST 31, 2016 (with comparative information for 2015)
FINANCIAL ASSETS Cash and Cash Equivalents Accounts Receivable - Other Accounts Receivable- Government of Ontario (note 3) Investments (note 2)
TOTAL FINANCIAL ASSETS
FINANCIAL LIABILITIES Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities Net Debenture Debt, Capital Loans and Leases (note 7) Deferred Revenue (note 4) Employee Benefits Payable (note 6) Deferred Capital Contributions (note 5)
TOTAL FINANCIAL LIABILITIES
NON-FINANCIAL ASSETS Prepaid Expenses Tangible Capital Assets (note 1 0)
TOTAL NON-FINANCIAL ASSETS
ACCUMULATED SURPLUS (note 11)
Contingent Liabilities (note 13) Commitments (note 14)
On behalf of the Board
36,399 31 '115
31 ,876 58,239
38,791 152,694 23,644 71 ,357
HAMILTON-WENTWORTH DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARDCONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONSFOR THE YEAR ENDED AUGUST 31, 2016 (with comparative information for 2015)
2015-16 2015-16 2014-15Budget Actual Actual
($000's) ($000's) ($000's) REVENUESProvincial Grants - Grants for Student Needs (note 1(n)) 521,972 533,361 528,202 Provincial Grants - Other 5,080 10,185 9,913 Federal Grants and Fees - 902 958 School Generated Funds 10,548 11,568 11,943 Investment Income 650 263 516 Other Fees and Revenues 7,045 9,804 13,715 Amortization of Deferred Capital Contributions (Note 5) 29,738 28,540 28,083
TOTAL REVENUES 575,033 594,623 593,330
EXPENDITURESInstruction 441,604 451,484 445,095 Administration 13,678 13,974 13,693 Transportation 16,200 15,196 14,758 Pupil Accommodation 84,075 91,681 88,898 School Generated Funds 10,548 11,077 11,953 Other 2,022 2,775 2,587
TOTAL EXPENSES (note 9) 568,127 586,187 576,984
ANNUAL SURPLUS 6,906 8,436 16,346
Accumulated Surplus at Beginning of Year 24,837 29,706 13,360
ACCUMULATED SURPLUS AT END OF YEAR (note