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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

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
05/19/17

Talking and listening

I don’t know if you have ever noticed, but in order for there to be a fruitful conversation there needs to be two components: talking and listening. One person or entity telling the other how it’s going to be does not qualify as a conversation-any classroom teacher will tell you this. Sure it sounds simple enough, but it’s unfortunately just as simple to revert to the latter–especially if you surmise that you’re the one who has all the answers and... +Read More
05/18/17

More staffing changes coming to Saskatoon public schools in face of tight budget

The number of employees of Saskatoon’s public school division affected by a $11.5 million budget shortfall is growing. The school division has eliminated 10 educational assistant positions in community schools and 11.9 full-time-equivalent secretary support positions — affecting 18 employees — in… +Read More
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