SK school divisions partner to share resources

July 16, 2014

New partnerships have been established between school divisions in Saskatchewan under the Invitational Shared Services Initiative (ISSI) program, designed to provide funding for schools that pool resources. The Treaty Six Education Council has partnered with the Light of Christ School Division and Living Sky School Division, which will each receive $150,000 for personnel and programming, including graduation “coaches,” allowing all students and teachers on- and off-reserve access to the same supports and services available at provincial schools. “These ISSI partnerships align with the Education Sector Strategic Plan and are designed to put the student first,” said Minister of Education Russ Marchuk. “Through partnerships such as these, we come another step closer to meeting the needs of all Saskatchewan students regardless of where in the province they reside.” The Treaty Six Education Council was formed earlier this year to streamline and consolidate second-level service delivery among 9 SK First Nations. Battlefords News-Optimist | SK News Release