‘This funding will provide additional support for independent schools that have seen increased enrolments due to the pandemic’
Saskatchewan is investing $2.5 million for independent schools that have experienced an increase in enrolment due to the pandemic.
“This funding will provide additional support for independent schools that have seen increased enrolments due to the pandemic,” said Dustin Duncan, minister of education. “Our independent schools and staff have done an excellent job in providing safe learning environments for students both in the classroom and remotely.”
The funding comes from the $150 million that has been made available in the COVID-19 contingency fund for education from provincial and federal funding, as well as school division savings from the suspension of in-class learning in the spring, according to the government.
Independent schools have previously received $2.4 million from Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the contingency funding disbursements for costs including sanitation, furniture and equipment, information technology and remote learning.
The next intake for school division and independent schools funding applications for the remaining $23.7 million in the contingency fund will be on March 1, 2021.
Saskatchewan recently said it is providing schools with $10 million worth of safety gear to continue to help keep students and school staff safe.