MOOSE JAW – Today, all students across the province are back in their classrooms and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) is reminding everyone to keep student safety top-of-mind.
Today has been officially proclaimed as “Provincial Students’ Day” in Saskatchewan to help ensure safety is the primary consideration for students, families and communities, and especially for motorists who will be driving in and around school zones.
“Our students are our future,” said Connie Bailey, president of the SSBA. “Having a special day set aside to recognize students contributes to helping alert all drivers that students are back in school and extra care for their safety should be considered.”
The Government of Saskatchewan officially proclaims Provincial Students’ Day every year at the SSBA’s request, with the intent of reinforcing the message of care and concern for students as they head back to school.
Provincial Students’ Day was first proclaimed in 2010, in response to a resolution passed by the province’s trustees at the SSBA 2009 Annual General Meeting.