Graduation rates have gone up within Regina Public Schools, and the director of education says it’s due to hard work and committment — by teachers, students and families.
Greg Enion says a long-term plan has been in place and the results started to show with numbers released by the Education Ministry last week.
“We’ve put a lot of energy into this,” Enion said. “Our staff and our students have worked hard. There’s been a lot of focus and energy gone into improving grad rates and it’s starting to pay off.”
Enion says the highest increase is among Indigenous students.
“What those teachers do is they support and directly liason with the Indigenous students and their families,” Enion said. “So, really helping our Indigenous students make a more positive connection to the school and as well for their families.”
He says the results demonstrated that the school district’s focus on a “culture of achievement” was helping more students graduate adding teachers have emphasized helping Indigenous students make a more positive connection to attending school.
“Because many of our Indigenous students and their families have felt outside the traditional system,” Enion said. “We believe this is one the areas that has helped improve the graduation rate.”