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04/13/17

Cuts to governance funding will mean more stress for rural school trustees

A cut in educational governance funding in the provincial budget will put more stress on rural and remote school trustees, according to the organization representing the province’s 28 school divisions. Governance funding, which covers trustee compensation, travel and professional development,… +Read More
04/13/17

Parents rally at Sask. legislature to oppose education cuts

About 200 Saskatchewan parents who are frustrated with the province’s cuts to education took their concerns to the legislature on Wednesday. Trista Wilson organized Wednesday’s rally after the Regina public school board said it was eliminating preschool programs for special needs kids because the province… +Read More
04/11/17

Saskatchewan tells schools to cut wages, benefits; freeze them for three years

REGINA — Saskatchewan Finance Minister Kevin Doherty says school boards can lay off staff to meet a budget cut, but he admits that may not have been clear in a letter sent to board chairs. A letter sent last week… +Read More
04/10/17

School boards’ autonomy dying since 2009: Langlois

There was a bit of heckling but no booing of Education Minister Don Morgan as he addressed 175 Saskatchewan school board trustees. At the Saskatchewan School Boards Association spring convention on Thursday night, Morgan overstayed his scheduled 15 minutes as… +Read More
03/20/17

Teachers union president addresses hundreds of concerned teachers in Regina

There is a “tremendous amount of uncertainty” among educators across the province, and Pat Maze bore witness to that during a Q&A session with Regina teachers Friday afternoon. Some 350 teachers gathered to hear the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation president during… +Read More
03/13/17

Public supports elected school boards

REGINA–Thousands of Saskatchewan residents have provided the Saskatchewan School Boards Association with responses that will inform the organization’s submission to the panel that is currently reviewing the governance of education in the province. The SSBA encouraged Saskatchewan people to “add their voice” to the discussions happening regarding the future of the education sector based on the Government of Saskatchewan’s “trans­formational change” agenda. The SSBA’s two-point position–that school boards should remain locally elected and decisions should be made close to the... +Read More
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