Education Belongs to Community is about the importance of local and community voice in education. Funding for education has been cut significantly with this year’s provincial budget. School boards have very difficult decisions to make and we are very concerned about the impact this will have on students. We need communities to continue to stand up for investment in our education system and its importance to the future of our province.
Education Funding Cuts
Funding has been cut by at least $55 million — the per-student funding on average across the province is down almost $500 a student for the upcoming school year. School boards are also currently seeking clarity about the provincial government directive to cut compensation costs by 3.5 per cent — this additional cut could have further significant impact on funding for education.
We need you to keep adding your voice and help us send a message to the
Government of Saskatchewan in support of publicly funded education:
“Invest in students — invest in the future of Saskatchewan.
Education is one of the last places cuts should be made!”
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- Read the Education Governance Advisory Panel Review Report and the SSBA Submission to the panel.
- For more than 100 years, the work of the SSBA and its member boards has remained deeply rooted in the belief that every child in Saskatchewan, regardless of where they live or their personal circumstances, must have the resources and supports they need to achieve and succeed. Research shows that Local Boards Matter.
- School boards are committed to working with the Government of Saskatchewan to ensure the best outcomes for students, and that the focus in education stays steadfast on continuing the progress we are seeing with the Education Sector Strategic Plan and the Student First approach.
- For 2015-16, school boards identified approximately $9 million in accumulated efficiencies.