Education News

The Government of Saskatchewan is appealing a court ruling that would potentially bar as many as 10,000 non-Catholic students from receiving provincial funding to attend seperate schools.

Province announces appeal of Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM May 17, 2017 - 10:44am Updated: May 17, 2017 - 10:44am

The Government of Saskatchewan is going to appeal a recent court decision barring non-Catholics from being funded to attend the province's separate schools.


Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Trustee Tom Fortosky said he worries renewing the notwithstanding clause every five years to protect provincial funding for non-Catholics could become a "political exercise."

School board: notwithstanding clause not permanent solution

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 2, 2017 - 6:47am Updated: May 2, 2017 - 6:47am

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools (GSCS) is joining other separate boards pushing for the province to appeal a controversial court decision banning government funding of non-...

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan said the province is reviewing its options after a judge ruled it unconstitutional to provide per-student funding for non-Catholics attending Catholic schools.

Sask. education minister reacts to Catholic schools ruling

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm Updated: April 21, 2017 - 2:07pm

Saskatchewan's education minister says a recent decision out of Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench could mean chaos for both the province's separate and public school systems.  ...

After a court ruling, non-Catholic students won't be able to get provincial government funding to attend Catholic schools after June 30, 2018.

Judge rules province can't fund non-Catholics to go to Catholic schools

By 650 CKOM April 21, 2017 - 6:35am Updated: April 21, 2017 - 8:22am

A Yorkton Court of Queen's Bench judge has ruled it unconstitutional for the province to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic schools.

Justice Donald Layh's...

The Regina Public School division is making changes to kindergarten, preschool and transportation programs in response to provincial budget cuts.

Regina Public Schools make cuts to kindergarten, preschool after provincial budget

By 980 CJME April 5, 2017 - 6:36am Updated: April 5, 2017 - 7:36am

Busing services, kindergarten schedules and preschool programs are being altered as a result of funding changes to Regina Public Schools. 

In a special meeting held...

The 2017-18 provincial budget did not amalgamate Saskatchewan’s 28 school divisions as many had feared.

Education changes coming despite status quo in Sask. budget

By Sarah Mills March 27, 2017 - 6:56am Updated: March 27, 2017 - 7:00am

The provincial budget last week did not amalgamate the 28 school divisions as many had feared. But changes are still coming for the education sector.

The government is...

Sarah Gerrard, a Saskatchewan teacher who helped found the first Gay Straigth Alliance group in the province, spoke Saturday at a workshop at the Unviersity of Saskatchewan.

Sask. teacher calls for legislation protecting Gay-Straight Alliance groups

By 650 CKOM March 20, 2017 - 11:08am Updated: March 20, 2017 - 11:09am

Breaking the Silence held it's 20th annual conference on LGBTQ issues Saturday at the University of Saskatchewan.   Many workshops were focused on Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs...

The Prairie Spirit School Division cancelled several bus routes on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017.

Prairie Spirit School Division cancels some buses Tuesday

By 650 CKOM March 7, 2017 - 7:59am Updated: March 7, 2017 - 12:58pm

While schools will remain open, the Prairie Spirit School Division announced weather conditions will impact buses Tuesday.

About half the division’s fleet will not be...

Students at public schools in Saskatoon won't be getting out early on Thursdays in the 2017-2018 school year.

Saskatoon Public Schools doing away with early dismissal Thursdays

By 650 CKOM March 6, 2017 - 1:01pm Updated: March 6, 2017 - 1:01pm

Saskatoon Public Schools is adjusting their schedules for the 2017-2018 school year, eliminating early dismissal Thursdays.   Currently, elementary students are let out about...

An artist's rendering depicting what the surface of one of 7 recently discovered planets might look like.

U of S astronomer reacts to NASA planet discovery

By 650 CKOM February 23, 2017 - 10:05am Updated: February 23, 2017 - 10:18am

NASA's recent discovery of seven planets orbiting the same star could help the University of Saskatchewan.   The school's astronomy department has been engaged in a project...

Grade six students from St. Bernard School designed bus wraps to be used in a campaign for the Children's Discovery Museum.

Saskatoon kids design bus wraps for Children's Discovery Museum

By JT Marshall February 10, 2017 - 7:07am Updated: February 10, 2017 - 7:09am

Grade six student Erin Lalach from St. Bernard School will soon get to follow her drawing on a Saskatoon transit bus.   "I'm super excited, I'll be making my mom chase the bus...

Saskatchewan Education Minister Don Morgan says consultations have shown strong support for keeping locally elected school boards in the province.

Education minister says Sask. people favour keeping elected school boards

By 650 CKOM February 6, 2017 - 1:51pm Updated: February 6, 2017 - 1:51pm

The Sask. Party may have to slow down its drive for transformational change in Saskatchewan's school boards.   The province began consultations following a December 2016 report...