Education Belongs to Community is about the importance of local and community voice in education. We have heard overwhelming support from our communities that community voice and locally elected boards are important for public education — but board autonomy and the ability to make decisions closer to our communities is in jeopardy and 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.
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.
Bill 63, The Education Amendment Act, 2017
Bill 63 as proposed needs to be stopped. Bill 63, in essence, moves away the responsibilities of boards from law, which must be changed in a legislative process, into regulations, which essentially means that elected boards become the face of public education, instead of the voice of public 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:
“Stop Bill 63 — keep local board autonomy in legislation!”
“Invest in students — invest in the future of Saskatchewan.
Education is one of the last places cuts should be made!”
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