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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
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
12/22/16

Saskatchewan education review gives options for revamping, reducing school boards

School boards will likely be changing, and Dan Perrins’ education governance review gives some idea as to how. Perrins, who was tasked with the review on Nov. 15, puts forward four options for reform — two that focus on redrawing… +Read More
12/21/16

K-12 Saskatchewan education review reports feedback, options

School boards should remain elected and not appointed, and school divisions should not be further amalgamated, according to feedback collected for the provincial education review. In his report, received Wednesday by the provincial government, policy expert Dan Perrins said he was approached by 32… +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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