Sask. school divisions receive $40 million funding boost

The Government of Saskatchewan announced that they are providing an additional $40 million to the province’s school divisions to help support enrolment growth and the complexities of classrooms.

The funding will be split into two main areas.

$20 million will be provided to school divisions to address school enrolment growth beyond what was projected by school divisions.

The other $20 million will be available for school divisions to hire classroom and other support staff to respond to the challenges of classroom complexity and will provide school divisions with the ability to hire resources such as teachers, educational assistants, speech-language pathologists, counsellors, educational psychologists or other supports as required.”

“This additional $40 million in funding will help address a rapidly growing student population as well as ensuring that our teachers have the supports they need to support an increasingly complex classroom,” Education Minister Dustin Duncan said. “This 4.5 per cent increase in school operating when compared to last year is part of the government’s commitment to ensuring students all across the province have access to high-quality education.”

The funding boost now brings the operating budget for Saskatchewan’s 27 school divisions to $2.08 billion for the 2023-24 school year.

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