The provincial government is ruining our educational system. Every year, the amount of money the various boards receive is inadequate for meaningful education and safe schools.
Every year school boards are faced with having to cut staff, teachers as well as support staff, in order to prevent having a deficit budget. On top of that, the recent salary increase that the support staff received, has to be paid out of the school board’s budget. The provincial government has refused to pay that increase. That means, in order for the Boards to meet the increase, more layoffs are needed.
Staff has received an increase of 3.5 per cent in their wages since 2005. MLAs have seen their salaries increase by 26 per cent over the same time period.