There is an ever greater number of small schools in Saskatchewan educating students, under challenging conditions.
By definition, many of the schools in rural and urban Saskatchewan are considered small.
Small schools have the potential to be effective, with leadership, program delivery which meets the specific needs of its students, and community support. Declining enrollment, however, pose a challenge for Boards of Education.
The Saskatchewan School Boards Association works to strengthen the capacity of boards of education to deliver appropriate programs. This resource is provided to encourage the sharing of promising practices and to encourage leadership in innovative program delivery.
Research Centre Reports
Research Centre Report #04-04: Strengthening Small Schools Fieldbook (Revised August 2006)
Research Centre Report #97-01: Strengthening Strategies for Small Schools (1997) What strategies will strengthen small schools and overcome size-related limitations?
Research Centre Report #95-09: Small Schools Network (1994) What are the some of the challenges facing small schools today?
Research Centre Report #S12: Implications of Declining Enrolment for Saskatchewan Education (1979) What are the problems associated with school enrollment in Saskatchewan?
Research Centre Report #S10: Implications of Declining Enrolments Leader SD (1979) What are the implications of declining enrollments in rural Saskatchewan?