Wednesday’s beginning of the fall session will see Lieutenant Governor Thomas Malloy tell the province what their government intends to do during this session, and at least one organization hopes that leads to more funding for them.
The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation is once again urging the province to look to classrooms to allocate additional funding.
President Patrick Maze said classrooms are still impacted by the cuts made in the past.
“Just a few years ago, $54 Million was taken out of the education system,” Maze said. “Premier Moe added $30 Million in when he was elected, however we’re still $24 Million short each year.”
Maze said it’s been hard to be optimistic when it comes to classroom supports.
“We have seen more students in our classroom, and fewer dollars to spend on those students for the divisions, so it’s really getting to be critical situation in the classrooms,” Maze said. “We know there was some other issues at the start of the year with divisions being able to respond to teacher shortages in the north.”
Education minister Gord Wyant estimated in May that student numbers in the province would increase by more than 2700.