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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
01/23/17

Rural Sask. community concerned about education reform

Fox Valley, Sask. residents are rallying against potential changes to the administration of the Saskatchewan K-12 education system. The village held an emergency meeting at town hall on Thursday to discuss an educational reform report that was commissioned by the province. More than 100 residents showed up to express their concerns — in a village with a population listed at 260. Mayor Sean Checkley said on Saturday that council was concerned as soon as they read the review report, completed by civil servant Dan Perrins, which... +Read More
12/14/16

Perrins’ school report may deliver surprises

If the Saskatchewan Party government truly wants to find education savings, reducing the number of school boards seems an odd way to do it. What’s even odder is to ask a straight-shooter like former Saskatchewan deputy minister Dan Perrins to do your bidding. There’s no guarantee he will give Education Minister Don Morgan what he wants … whatever that may be. Morgan announced last week that everything was on the table, including appointed school boards – a ground tremor in... +Read More
11/29/16

Online Videos Sure To Make You Smile :)

The editor of the Saskatchewan Bulletin took a road trip to Meadow Lake a couple of weeks ago. He was pleasantly surprised to see the array of online videos created by the Northwest School Division. Below are two of their… +Read More
11/18/16

No big bucks to be saved by merging schools divisions: expert

Education finance expert John Weins says cons of fewer school boards outweigh the pros Saskatchewan might be tempted to merge school divisions, but it will not save the government a tonne of money, an educational expert says. John Weins, the retired dean… +Read More
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