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02/14/17

STF insists changes be made for right reasons in governance submission

In its submission to the kindergarten to Grade 12 educational governance review, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation made it clear that potential wide-sweeping changes in the sector are not necessarily bad, but at the same time stressed there are some ifs… +Read More
01/27/17

School boards, CUPE respond to education review

Holy Trinity Catholic School Board (HTCSD), the Prairie South School board (PSSD) and Canadian Union of Public Employees presented their formal and official responses to the advisory panel on Mr. Perrins’ review on the K-12 public school education system earlier… +Read More
01/27/17

Saskatoon Catholic division wants school trustees to remain elected

One of Saskatoon’s largest school divisions wants trustees remain elected rather than appointed, as suggested in the province’s K-12 governance review. Released last month, the review presented four options for widespread reform in the education sector, including an option for a… +Read More
01/17/17

Sask. schools may have to freeze salaries: province

The Saskatchewan government says school boards may have to freeze the salaries of teachers and staff as the province grapples with a billion-dollar deficit. In a recent letter to school division board chairs, the government says it’s “experiencing a very… +Read More
01/10/17

Perrins outlines four options in educational governance review report

Less than a month after he was named to lead the work on a K – 12 educational governance review, Dan Perrins submitted his findings to the Ministry of Education by presenting four options for consideration. These options range from maintaining the status quo of 28 school divisions to potentially the most extreme, which would be creating a single provincial board with a CEO who would oversee four to six regions throughout the province, each of which would have a... +Read More
01/03/17

‘We have to address the underfunding in education’: Wotherspoon

Indigenous students experiencing ‘lack of fairness’ due to budget rollbacks, Opposition says Interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says there needs to be more fairness when it comes to the funding that Saskatchewan classrooms get. In a year-end interview with CBC, Wotherspoon said the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement of the province’s wallet is being felt by the most vulnerable. “I’m hearing from people all across the province, so many that actually voted for the current government that are so disappointed with... +Read More
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