Our Saskatchewan Party government is proud of our record of investment into education in our province. Provincial funding for K-12 education has increased by over 37% from $1.41 billion in 2007 to $1.94 billion in 2020. In the same period enrollment has increased 15%. Since 2007-08 for every 20 new students, we have added an additional Educator position.
More than $1.5 Billion has been invested to build 57 new or replacement schools and 28 major school renovations. We also allocated $130 million from the capital plan for education infrastructure including four additional new schools and two major renovation projects. This is in addition to the seven new schools and three renovations announced in the 2020-21 Budget.
The Saskatchewan Party government also created the Preventative Maintenance and Renewal Program to help school divisions with repairs and renovations. Since its' creation we have invested more than $280 million into this program.
Since forming government, there are over 1,300 additional teachers and 100 more educational assistants working in our province. This includes:
- 24% increase in student support teachers;
- 27% increase in English as an Additional Language Teachers;
- 70% more counsellors; and
- 47% more speech language pathologists.
Funding for Pre-K programs in Saskatchewan has more than doubled since 2007 including increasing the number of licenced childcare spaces by over 7,100. Investments in early years programming has increased by 92% since 2008 to over $98 Million in 2020.
The Saskatchewan Party will continue to support the priorities of Saskatchewan families by investing in our students and education system.