REGINA – The Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) congratulated the Saskatchewan Party and Premier Scott Moe on their re-election, welcomed Minister Dustin Duncan to the Education portfolio and thanked outgoing Minister of Education Gordon Wyant, following the recent provincial election and cabinet announcement.
“We thank Minister Wyant for his service in our sector,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, SSBA President. “We wish him all the best in his new role as Minister of Justice and Attorney General.”
Davidson also congratulated and welcomed incoming Minister Duncan.
“We look forward to working with Minister Duncan to advance the important efforts happening to support our province’s students,” said Davidson. “The SSBA and its member boards believe all students should have the resources they need to succeed and achieve, regardless of where they live in the province or their personal circumstances.”
The SSBA is continuing to call for Innovation, Inclusion and Investment in the education system. Davidson also highlighted the important work happening in the pandemic context through the sector’s Response Planning Team and encouraged support for this ongoing, collaborative work.
Davidson said he also looks forward to continuing to work with Premier Moe.
One important connection between the SSBA and the premier’s office is the annual Premier’s Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence. Since 1999, premiers of Saskatchewan have given their support for the award, which recognizes educational innovations and improvements focused on student achievement that have been advanced or directed by boards of education.
Premier Moe and Minister Duncan have been invited to meet with school board members during the SSBA’s upcoming virtual Annual General Meeting. Davidson said he hopes they will take the opportunity to engage and establish relationships.