Speak out for Saskatchewan's K-12 education system before it's too late
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The Government of Saskatchewan is considering drastic changes to the K-12 education system, including replacing democratically elected and accountable school boards with government appointees who will be accountable only to government.
The Government of Saskatchewan has tasked a six person advisory panel to look at the recommendations of the Perrin Review and set a course for K-12 education in this province.
This report has three proposed options:
1) A provincial model which would consolidate the 18 existing public boards of education into a single provincial appointed public school board. This option also includes an appointed advisory board, an Education Quality Council and a corporate shared services body.
2) Four regional appointed public boards of education accountable to the minister of education. This option also includes an appointed advisory body to the minister, an Education Quality Council and a corporate shared services body.
3) This model includes restructuring the current public school divisions to create eight to 14 new divisions, based on number of students served as well as geographic area. There is an option to either elect or appoint school board trustees.
All three models call for centralization within the system that could also lead to privatization.
The consultation process has been rushed, and to date has not offered meaningful opportunities for parents, teachers, support staff, students or community member to engage. And the panel is only accepting comments until January 23, 2017.
CUPE is urging all concerned residents to sign the petition below and have a say. We need to stand together to ensure that any changes to the education are in the best interests of students.
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