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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
12/08/16

Talk of appointed trustees ‘very concerning’: national school board association

Removing the community voice from education is a risk the Government of Saskatchewan is taking by examining the possibility of appointed school boards in the province, warns the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA). Last week, Education Minister Don Morgan said the ministry has not ruled out appointing school board trustees. He said policy expert Dan Perrins is examining the practice as part of a governance review of K-12 education in Saskatchewan. “We believe elected trustees are important, because they do represent the community... +Read More
11/18/16

Panel to review findings of education governance report

A panel will be struck to discuss the findings after an education governance review is completed next month. Education Minister Don Morgan announced earlier this week that Dan Perrins will head a review of how education in Saskatchewan is managed. “When he comes back, we’ll have some discussion about how we’ll want to engage with the boards and divisions and stakeholders at that time,” said Morgan. A panel of five or six people will then do consultations and report back... +Read More
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