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05/31/17

Quality of education untouched in latest Chinook School Division cost-saving decision

Chinook has made a programming decision to try and cope with a deficit in funding from the provincial budget. Fortunately for the teachers and students in the division, the cost-savings will not negatively factor into the quality of education provided.… +Read More
05/30/17

Loss of retention workers program will have impact on vulnerable students

Cuts to funding in the provincial budget to school boards and school divisions will have a major impact on inner city schools, according to the president of the Central Urban Metis Federation Incorporated. Shirley Isbister says the slash in funding… +Read More
05/29/17

Education property taxes being hiked 8.3% in Regina

This week, residents in Regina opened their mail to find their property tax notices for 2017. Households will on average be paying more this year thanks to rises in municipal property taxes, as well as education and library taxes. The municipal hike… +Read More
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

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
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