Image of schoolhouse with heartLast spring, school divisions across the province announced cuts and layoffs due to another year of provincial under-funding. Now that the school year is underway, CUPE is conducting a public survey to look at the impacts these cuts are having on students and staff.

“Our school divisions and staff are dealing with the effects of austerity funding,” said Omar Murray, a bus driver in the Chinook School Division, and Chair of the CUPE Saskatchewan Education Workers’ Steering Committee. “We know this has an impact on students. This survey will provide a valuable snapshot of the situation in education.”

CUPE represents over 7,000 education support workers and is a strong advocate for the education system.

CUPE members are there to support students, teachers, and administration. This survey will give us the information we need to effectively advocate for better education funding.”

Anyone with a stake in the education system is invited to fill out the survey. It can be found at www.heartofourschools.ca

Thank you for participating in the survey!