Teachers opt for sanctions vote after release of conciliation board report

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze

There is still no agreement on a new contract for Saskatchewan teachers despite four days of discussions with both sides by an independent Conciliation Board January 21-24.

The report of the Conciliation Board, chaired by Arne Peltz, was released February 10. It recommended a three-year contract with salary increases of one per cent for year one and two per cent for years two and three. Continue reading “Teachers opt for sanctions vote after release of conciliation board report”

Financial literacy courses offered in high schools

All Saskatchewan school divisions now have the opportunity to offer financial literacy courses to their students. Financial Literacy 20 and 30 was piloted by 20 teachers in 12 school divisions and two First Nation education authorities.

“Our Government wants to ensure Saskatchewan’s students are provided with relevant and practical curricula that will prepare them for their futures,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “Developing additional opportunities for all Saskatchewan students to learn and improve upon their financial literacy empowers them to manage their money effectively, and will be of significant benefit to students throughout their lives.” Continue reading “Financial literacy courses offered in high schools”