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05/25/17

Mother ‘outraged and upset’ after school Aboriginal retention workers eliminated

Mother Rachelle Tanton says she’s not happy that Saskatoon’s Catholic school division has ended its Aboriginal student-retention worker program. On Tuesday, the 12 employees in the program received layoff notices. The separate school board says the decision was made to… +Read More
05/25/17

Guidance counsellors working with students with specialized needs reassigned

Funding cuts to Saskatchewan’s education boards have teachers struggling to mitigate the impact on students, says the president of the Regina Public School Teachers’ Association. Jeff Perry said staff have had to be reassigned and program supports for students with… +Read More
05/25/17

Smith encourages STF members to maintain strong tradition with CTF

In her presentation to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council, Canadian Teachers’ Federation President Heather Smith went out of her way to underscore the historic relationship that has existed between the STF and the national body. However, that… +Read More
05/24/17

Wakaw School Wins Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge

Wakaw School was chosen as one of ten schools in Saskatchewan to receive funds through the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge for 2017. The challenge which encourages initiatives aimed at improving student nutrition was started in 2006 by partners Mosaic… +Read More
05/24/17

Young states case for importance of having local boards

In her speech to the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Annual Meeting of Council, Saskatchewan School Boards Association Vice-President Aleana Young spoke of the importance of maintaining locally elected boards, while also underscoring the importance of maintaining the historic co-operation among education… +Read More
05/24/17

Catholic school division cuts aboriginal retention worker jobs

Twelve people received layoff notices on Tuesday as Saskatoon’s Catholic school division eliminated jobs for aboriginal student retention workers in the face of a $9.7 million budget shortfall. Facing growing student enrolment and a reduction in funding, school division officials recently called… +Read More
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