News Release - May 13, 1999
SERBY ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY EDUCATION FUNDING
Education Minister Clay Serby today announced $120,000 in community
education funding for the Yorkton area to help the Yorkdale, Yorkton
Public and Yorkton Roman Catholic Separate school divisions work
together to provide services for at-risk children and their families.
"We are pleased to support this partnership between the Yorkton area
school divisions and other community partners," said Serby. "The
partners will be working together to develop programs that best meet
the needs of their students."
Community education funding supports programs such as in-school social
workers, counselors and home/school liaisons to help build positive
relationships between the home and the school.
"The role of the school has changed," said Serby. "Schools now need
more support to help them address the educational and social needs of
their students. By integrating resources in the schools, we are
making these resources more available to students, families and
There are approximately 4,500 students enrolled in 18 schools in the
"I am pleased that the three boards are looking at common
solutions to their problems and creating what may be a model for
other communities who wish to collaborate," said Serby.
For further information contact:
Phone: (306) 787-3943