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Sask. amends changes to Education Act but NDP, SSBA still concerned

Saskatchewan’s Education Minister is not convinced amendments to changes he is making to the province’s Education Act will satisfy those concerned with the changes. The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and the NDP have all called for… +Read More

Davidson, SSBA call for rewritten Act

Although the Saskatchewan School Boards Association has stated that some of the amendments added by the Ministry of Education to the contentious Bill 63 indicate that government is listening, SSBA President Shawn Davidson acknowledged there is still some concern about the relative lack of checks and balances when it comes to the envisioned powers of the Minister. Davidson though has a much more ambitious agenda in mind by calling for a full review, and ideally a rewritten version of The... +Read More

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

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

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

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
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