Ministry of Education

STF President and Education Minister dispute over negotiations and sanctions vote

STF President and Education Minister dispute over negotiations and sanctions vote

Oct 26, 2023 | 1:45pm
With possible sanctions coming after the province’s teachers union declared an impasse with the provincial government over a new contract, the Minister of Education and the President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation are just as far apart as the two sides are at the bargaining table. STF is expected to announce the results of a […]

Provincial ombudsman finds Sask. government failed to adequately investigate complaints about independent schools

Jun 30, 2023 | 9:23am

Saskatchewan’s ombudsman found that the Ministry of Education failed to investigate complaints against independent schools properly. In an Early Resolution Summary, the province’s ombudsman, Sharon Pratchler, found the Ministry “lacked reporting and investigation guidelines for addressing complaints related to registered independent schools.” Pratchler recommended that the Ministry of Education create and implement complaints handling policies […]

Back to School unveils concerns for Teachers’ Federation

Sep 21, 2022 | 6:12am

We may just be weeks into the new school, but the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) is already raising concerns about how the needs of students will be met. Samantha Becotte, the President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, said there call comes after the provincial budget did not provide enough funding to support existing resources in […]

Government appoints three administrators for independent schools

Aug 22, 2022 | 11:19am

A trio of administrators have been appointed by the province to oversee operations at Legacy Christian Academy, Grace Christian School and Regent Christian Academy. The three are all former superintendents or division directors, the government said in a media release. Mike Walters will oversee Legacy Christian Academy, Dave Derksen at Grace Christian School and Randy […]

Ministry enhances regulations for Independent Schools amid Saskatoon school abuse allegations

Aug 11, 2022 | 11:22am

The Government of Saskatchewan announced changes to how Independent Schools in the province will be regulated. The changes come after allegations by former students of the Christian Centre Academy, now called Legacy Christian Academy, which launched a class action lawsuit alleging years of physical, emotional and sexual abuse by staff and leadership at the school […]

New Rules for Independent Schools in Light of Abuse Allegations

Aug 11, 2022 | 9:23am

In light of the serious allegations coming from Legacy Christian Academy in Saskatoon, the provincial government is taking steps for student safety and well-being . An administrator will be appointed to over-see three independent schools: Legacy Christian, Grace Christian School and Regent Academy. All three schools are on probation, although the extent of that isn’t […]

The NDP Call for Education Minister to Answer Questions about Legacy Christian Academy

Aug 8, 2022 | 2:43pm

The Saskatchewan NDP are calling for some answers from the Minister of Education, and what he knew about the allegations of abuse at Christian Centre Academy, now known as Legacy Christian Academy. As many as two dozen, or more former students have come forward to detail both physical and mental abuse, as well as the […]

Province adds four million masks and 30,000 face shields for schools

Mar 15, 2021 | 10:27am

The provincial government has purchased four million masks and 30,000 face shields from two Saskatoon-based companies. Innovation Safety Supply is producing the masks and sending them directly to school divisions, while the face shields are being produced by Benchmark Personal Protective Equipment. The province says school divisions will receive the additional supplies sometime this month, […]

Province committing to mental health training in schools with $400,000

Dec 2, 2020 | 9:20am

The Saskatchewan Government is providing $400,000 for mental health first aid training in Saskatchewan schools. With the goal to have at least one staff member trained in every school across the province, mental health fist aid will be available to students when needed, similar to physical first aid. “Our goal is to have at least […]

School-specific plans sent to parents/guardians ahead of return to classes

Aug 27, 2020 | 2:48pm

School-specific action plans for a return to school have now been sent to parents and guardians. Parent information packages contain guidance on how to prepare for back to school, which is coming up in 12 days, as well as general background on the Safe Schools Plan. Also included is fact-sheets on COVID-19 testing options and […]