Board of Education
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is governed by a 10-member Board of Education that sets all policies for the division and is ultimately responsible for its operations.
Seven at-large trustees represent Saskatoon, and one trustee represents each of our three subdivisions: rural areas around Saskatoon, including Martensville and Warman (Subdivision 1); Humboldt (Subdivision 2); and Biggar (Subdivision 3).
There's a lot going on in K-12 education in Saskatchewan. Here's some information to help you stay up-to-date.
Theodore court case ruling
February 25, 2021: The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Good Spirit (Public) School Division's application for leave to appeal the case to the Supreme Court of Canada. This means that the Good Spirit has exhausted their legal options, and provincial funding for all students who choose Catholic education in Saskatchewan will continue.
In a statement, Tom Fortosky, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association said, "...we believe it can be considered a victory for both religious and parental rights and freedoms."
April 9, 2020: Good Spirit (Public) School Division announced they would seek leave to appeal the Theodore case to the Supreme Court of Canada.
On March 25, 2020, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal unanimously overturned the 2017 ruling that sought to limit public funding for students who choose to attend Catholic schools in Saskatchewan but lack a Catholic baptismal certificate. Read more
We continue to be a welcoming community for all people who choose Catholic education despite a controversial April 2017 Court of Queen's Bench ruling about funding non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools.
In March 2019, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal will be hearing the Theodore case appeal. Visit www.opencatholiceducation.ca to stay up to date, read what the case is about, and learn how you can support Catholic education in Saskatchewan.
Read a letter from Board of Education Chair Diane Boyko about the appeal. (March 2019)
Support the Schools You Can Believe In fundraising campaign to keep resources in the classroom (Nov. 15, 2017)
Government of Saskatchewan joins appeal (June 14, 2017)
SCSBA Appeals the court decision (May 2, 2017)
Read more in our letter to parents (April 26, 2017)
Bill 63, Amendments to the Education Act
On April 5, 2017, the Government of Saskatchewan tabled Bill 63, Amendments to the Education Act proposing a shift in control of school divisions to the Minister of Education, away from Boards of Education.
Read more in our letter to parents (April 2017)
Provincial Budget 2017
The provincial budget released on March 22, 2017, announced a funding reduction of $54 million for K-12 education in Saskatchewan. For our division, that means an accumulated shortfall of $9.7 million.
Read more in our letter to parents (March 2017)
Kindergarten - Grade 12 Education Governance Review
In late 2016-early 2017, the Government of Saskatchewan conducted a governance review for kindergarten to Grade 12 education—part of the "transformational change" to education we have been hearing about since June's provincial budget. Deputy Premier and Minister of Education Don Morgan has stated that amalgamating school divisions and eliminating elected boards of education, and replacing them with government appointed boards, are possibilities.
Read the recently release report on K-12 education governance.
Read the provincial advisory panel's review (March 2017)