REGINA – Students across the province are back in their classrooms and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) is reminding everyone to focus on student safety.
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.
“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,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, SSBA President.
The Government of Saskatchewan officially proclaims Provincial Students’ Day each 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.
“The safety of our students is of paramount importance,” Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre said. “I’m pleased to support the SSBA’s message to drivers on Provincial Students’ Day to exercise increased caution in their travels, now that students are back in class.”
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.