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   Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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.

First Nations and Métis perspectives, content, and ways of knowing are accessible and visible across all of the work done by the Ministry of Education.  The Student Achievement and Supports Branch works closely with school divisions and other educational partners to create First Nations and Métis education plans, develop curriculum and learning supports, ensure equitable resources and opportunities, and strategically address the growing and diverse population of Saskatchewan.  The Student Achievement and Supports Branch also works to develop partnerships with First Nations and Métis organizations, retain and revitalize Indigenous languages and cultures, conduct and implement research to identify best promising practices, all with the objective of ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for Saskatchewan students.

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.

Literacy Office
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.

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