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01/19/15

6 rural schools in Saskatoon area structurally unsound

Schools in five rural communities around Saskatoon are being propped up with temporary structural supports and need millions of dollars worth of repairs to be structurally sound. Parts of schools in Aberdeen, Delisle, Hague, and Hanley were cordoned off and temporary beams were installed. A supporting beam was also installed in the main corridor at Rosthern High School. The Prairie Spirit School Division said it has taken the proper precautions and all schools are safe for students, teachers and staff. “There are a couple of areas... +Read More
12/11/14

New school reaches major milestone

With an entire wing of the high school in Langenburg closed because of air quality issues, the need is greater than ever for the new building. That came one major step closer to fruition December 5 with the official groundbreaking for the new K-12 facility. “It’s a great day for our community, we’ve been waiting a long time,” said Don Fogg, Langenburg mayor. “This sets up our community for the next 50 years and it’s a great day.” In addition... +Read More
12/03/14

Schools in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood delayed

Public board chair says original Jan. 5, 2015 date was “optimistic” Parents in Saskatoon’s Willowgrove neighbourhood must now wait until at least February for two new schools to open. The schools are a joint venture project between the public and separate school boards. The schools were supposed to be ready to take students on Jan. 5, 2015. But that’s getting pushed back. “We’ve been waiting for this for so long and just to hear that there’s going to be another delay again, there was... +Read More
10/31/14

Students celebrate renovated Lumsden Elementary School

Bigger gym, science lab, and child care spaces added Students at Lumsden Elementary school have a new arts centre, science lab and common area as part of renovations that were celebrated Thursday. The project wrapped up in September as the new school year began. “I love the new school,” said Jacob Young, a Grade 8 student. “It’s really big. There’s big classrooms so it’s not as crowded.” “The expanded Lumsden Elementary School provides this growing community with an improved school... +Read More
09/17/14

Sask. gov’t ordered to provide $500K in additional funding to French school board

A judge has ordered the Saskatchewan government to provide an additional $500,000 in funding to the province’s French school board. The Conseil scolaire fransaskois had filed an injunction seeking $5.2 million from the government as an additional “operational subsidy” for the 2014-15 school year. Queen’s Bench Justice Brian Barrington-Foote noted that the amount the government has been ordered to pay will cover 40 per cent of the $1.26 million the CSF has said it needs to hire back staff. “It... +Read More
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