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Appeal Theodore ruling against funding of SK non-Cath. students enrolled in Cath. schools

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Honourable Mr. Justice Layh's (Sask Court of Queen's Bench) ruled on April 20th 2017 that the Saskatchewan Government is to terminate the funding of Catholic Education for hundreds of K-12 non-Catholic students enrolled in Saskatchewan's Catholic schools. (Read CBC coverage here).The court decision gives the Saskatchewan Government, and the Ministry of Education 16 months (until June 2018) to change the Education Act so that all non-Catholic K-12 students without a valid baptismal certificate* lose equal funding to attend any Catholic school under the current and generalized provincial funding plan. Following this decision, these students will thus have to pay around $10,000 a year after June 2018 to attend a Catholic school. Without an appeal, the Education landscape in Saskatchewan will change dramatically, and so will the education of countless children. Let Saskatchewan tax payers (Provincial and Municipal) have a say on the future of access to education for their children and future generations. (Read full Court ruling here). *Please note that some baptismal non-Catholic Churches certificates can be recognized by the Catholic Church : see here for more info

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Saskatchewan Coalition for Catholic Schools (SCCS) needs your help with “Saskatchewan Education Minister Honourable Don Morgan: Appeal the Theodore ruling before June 2018 barring the public funding of non-Catholic K-12 students enrolled in Catholic schools”. Join Saskatchewan Coalition for Catholic Schools (SCCS) and 1,257 supporters today.