Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Children lose most with kindergarten cuts

Children lose most with kindergarten cuts: "Tuesday marks the beginning of a new school year and, with few exceptions, the end of full-time kindergarten classes in Saskatchewan.

As part of budget-cutting measures, the Saskatoon Catholic and public school division trustees were forced in June to eliminate full-time kindergarten in 28 schools and dozens of classrooms, starting this fall.

Neither school board received enough funding from the province to cover the costs of K-12 education programs for this school year and had to cut their costs by millions of dollars. As full-time kindergarten was neither mandated nor funded by the Ministry of Education, strong hints from the province suggested this program had to go."

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