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05/25/17

Mother ‘outraged and upset’ after school Aboriginal retention workers eliminated

Mother Rachelle Tanton says she’s not happy that Saskatoon’s Catholic school division has ended its Aboriginal student-retention worker program. On Tuesday, the 12 employees in the program received layoff notices. The separate school board says the decision was made to… +Read More
05/25/17

Guidance counsellors working with students with specialized needs reassigned

Funding cuts to Saskatchewan’s education boards have teachers struggling to mitigate the impact on students, says the president of the Regina Public School Teachers’ Association. Jeff Perry said staff have had to be reassigned and program supports for students with… +Read More
05/24/17

Young states case for importance of having local boards

In her speech to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council, Saskatchewan School Boards Association Vice-President Aleana Young spoke of the importance of maintaining locally elected boards, while also underscoring the importance of maintaining the historic co-operation among education… +Read More
05/24/17

Catholic school division cuts aboriginal retention worker jobs

Twelve people received layoff notices on Tuesday as Saskatoon’s Catholic school division eliminated jobs for aboriginal student retention workers in the face of a $9.7 million budget shortfall. Facing growing student enrolment and a reduction in funding, school division officials recently called… +Read More
05/23/17

Holy Trinity Pleased to Maintain Staffing Levels After “Difficult” Budget

“We were able to do it, we just don’t want to have to do it again.” Holy Trinity Catholic School Division (HTCSD) Director of Education Geri Hall is reflecting on what she calls a “difficult” budget process. In the recent… +Read More
05/23/17

Currie says providing education can’t be just about dollars and cents

Rob Currie wasted little time in attempting to make a connection with those attending the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council by alluding to his three-plus decades in the education sector, including his tenure as a classroom teacher, administrator… +Read More
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