Educators, including teachers, administrators and school division personnel play a significant role in the educational success of the province’s children and youth. To fulfill this role they must be provided with high quality curriculum and resources, and professional development opportunities. They must also work effectively with parents, community members, human services professionals and others involved in the school to achieve excellence in the learning program and to meet the varied needs of students.
The Assistance, Collaboration, Consultation, Evaluation Support Services (ACCESS) Program provides consultation, professional development and alternate format materials. The focus is on assisting school divisions in meeting the needs of students with low incidence disabilities.
Teaching opportunities and other positions within schools or school divisions are posted by local school division offices. Current contact information for each region and divison office is available in the School and School Division Directory.
The Final Report of the Good Practices and Dispute Resolution Committee has been endorsed by the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation and the Ministry of Education.
Multilingual Services of the Saskatchewan Provincial Library supports family literacy by providing books and materials in world languages to Saskatchewan’s multicultural communities. Contact your nearest public library branch for more information
The Provincial Library develops the legislative and policy framework for the operations of the Saskatchewan public library system and the Multitype Library Board. It administers grants, provides province-wide library policies, maintains an electronic library information network, including the Single Integrated Library System and coordinates resource sharing activities such as digitization projects, databases and multilingual services.
The Literacy Office raises public awareness of the importance of literacy and works with communities to coordinate a provincial approach to basic literacy and essential skills development for learners of all ages. Initiatives include the Saskatchewan Community Literacy Fund that provides support for community-based literacy projects and the development of Family Literacy hubs province-wide. The Literacy Office also works across government to link literacy strategies in all ministries.
SCCs are school-level advisory bodies that are required in every school. The Education Act, 1995 and The Education Regulations,1986 provide a common, yet flexible, framework for all SCCs. Under the authority of boards of education, SCCs have specific powers and duties. SCCs consist of elected members and appointed members.
The Student Support Services Branch develops legislation, regulations, guidelines, and resources for the provision of inclusive specialized supports and services for all students, including those with diverse, intensive, and English as an Additional Language needs. It administers grants, provides province-wide policies, and manages program accountability, research and evaluation related to Immigration, Caring and Respectful Schools, Alternate Format Materials, Early Childhood Intervention Programs, Provincial Alternative Schools, and Youth in Custody. The branch supports curriculum development through the Adaptive Dimension, Alternative Education Programs, and Functional Integrated Programs. It works across the ministry and government to link immigration, disability, and advocacy groups in other ministries and other governments.