Regina Catholic faculty division cuts educating and auxiliary positions – Regina | Globalnews.ca

Regina Catholic school division cuts teaching and auxiliary positions - Regina | Globalnews.ca

2022-06-23 07:03:48

The Regina Catholic faculty division is decreasing instructor positions and introducing a lunchtime supervision payment of $70 a yr to recoup prices.

We wished to only cost the dad and mom what we thought was affordable … That’s why very thoughtful of fogeys who could not be capable of pay,” mentioned Regina Catholic College Division Chair Vicky Bonnel.

The payment will come into impact beginning fall, $70 for Grade 1-8 and $35 for kindergarten college students. Households won’t pay greater than $140.

We’re doing it as a price restoration. Yearly we rent, now we have lecturers that supervise the lunchroom and there are a selection of scholars that attend lunch and it’s a value to the college division to pay these supervisors throughout that lunch time. Due to our funds, we’re searching for financial savings and as an alternative of placing cash in the direction of hiring these employees, we had been charging a lunchroom payment for the supervision of these college students who keep for lunch to offset the prices,” Bonnel mentioned.

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The Catholic faculty division mentioned they obtained a one per cent enhance from the province, which interprets to round $1.1 million however remains to be falling quick by $3.2 million {dollars}.

The college board says it’s now reducing 7 on-line lecturers, 2.5 instructor librarians changing them with an schooling assist skilled and three.5 lecturers as a consequence of a decline in pupil enrolment.

“The ministry adjusts the funds to take into accounts that we’re 68 college students much less now,” she mentioned.

They’re additionally letting go of a psychological well being and wellness studying guide and saving on a lease by transferring the Newcomer Welcome Centre to Holy Rosary Neighborhood College.

As well as there shall be cuts to minor renovations and grants.

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The college board shall be utilizing eight hundred thousand {dollars} from reserves to fund a one-time expense to improve WIFI in lecture rooms.

It mentioned inner relocations couldn’t be discovered to fund the continuation of Indigenous Cultural Liaison after shedding funding for the place from the pandemic contingency fund.

The college division mentioned it’s dissatisfied with the accredited funds, however feels its arms are tied.

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This funds, we might have most popular much more funds as a result of we want to put extra helps within the lecture rooms. Nevertheless, we’re coping with what now we have and doing the very best we are able to,” Bonnel mentioned.

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