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03/17/17

Local agreements part of successful provincial education system

In a recent column on teacher local collective bargaining, Murray Mandryk of the Regina Leader-Post alleges that teacher contracts are costing the province hundreds of millions of dollars and that school boards are being too generous to teachers due to “cozy relationships” between the two. It is important to be clear about how teacher collective bargaining works. In Saskatchewan, it is a formal process of negotiations that is governed by legislation. Teachers, government and school divisions engage in bargaining in... +Read More
02/21/17

Teachers among public sector employees facing salary freeze

The Saskatchewan government, in its latest step to address the $1 billion budget deficit, has the province’s 13,000 plus teachers finding themselves among the more than 64,000 public sector employees who the government is saying that salary costs will not… +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
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01/10/17

Learning for young students takes on somewhat of a different look

MEADOW LAKE – Should it be your first visit to Jubilee Community School and you happen to mention to principal Daryl Pearson or vice-principal Nancy Madsen that this place doesn’t even look or feel like a school, that observation is… +Read More
01/05/17

Governance Report Echoes Concerns Heard by School Boards

REGINA – The Educational Governance Review Report by Dan Perrins released in December raises concerns that are consistent with what school boards are hearing across the province about further forced amalgamations of school divisions and the elimination of democratically and locally elected trustees. “We have heard clearly from our communities that local voice and locally elected representation is important in education,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, president of the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. “We have heard that school divisions are big... +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
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