Within a week of becoming premier, Scott Moe looks to be already cashing in on his key note leadership campaign promise.
Premier Moe announced today school divisions in Saskatchewan will receive $7.5 million in mid school year funding, effective immediately.
Moe says it was very important to get resources back into the classroom.
“I think it’s a good starting point for us to work with our school divisions to start to add the resources that have quite honestly we’ve been asked for over the last number of months, not just by educators, but also by parents,” Moe says. “The resources of people in our classroom, so we’ve made every effort and priority to move on this initiative early, understanding that the school boards will take some time to build that capacity over the next couple of months.”
Education Minister Gord Wyant says this funding shows a commitment to education.
“Certainly we are expecting the school divisions to utilize that funding to support in-class learning for children in the classrooms, and so it’s a start,” Wyant says. “I think what it does signify is our commitment to our sector, and that’s going to continue in terms of our on going dialogue with our partners in education.”
The $30 million promise Scott Moe made during his leadership campaign is for the 2018-19 budget, meaning this $7.5 million announced today will be on top of that promise.