While much uncertainty regarding education has been in the air over the past year since 2017, when the last provincial budget was handed down, things are looking up for the Southeast Cornerstone School Division.

The new leader at the helm of the SaskParty and the province, and his commitment to education in Saskatchewan, has Director Lynn Little encouraged.

"We agree wholeheartedly that education needs to be a priority, and with that priority, there needs to be funding in place to sustain education for our youth, and for our future. We're really supportive of that and look forward to the budget," she said.

One of Scott Moe's campaign promises was putting 30 million dollars back into the schools.

"That will be very dependent on what the funding is, and how and in which way it will be delivered," stated Little, pointing out that most of the leadership candidates made a point of education.

"Moe specifically spoke to the importance of investing in our children's future. We, like others, are waiting now to see what that looks like in terms of an upcoming budget. We're hopeful that their priority translates into sustainable funding."

The new premier's other campaign promise of hiring 400 assistants for the classroom also seems a bit murky to the Director.

"Again, that will depend upon how that is typically rolled out. Typically we will receive funding at the school division board level, then we put the staffing in place based on need throughout the system. I am uncertain exactly what the division of that will look like and how that will translate, so we're waiting to see," she shared.

Little added that they are working on their own budget, hoping that they'll be given an indication of where they are at and on the right track.

 

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