The Saskatchewan Teachers Federation has called for an additional one-day strike affecting the Horizon School Division on Friday, March 22. This is in addition to today’s province-wide walkout that will see thousands of teachers descend on the Legislative Building on the day the government releases the provincial budget.  

That means no classes and no bus transportation on Mar 22 for any schools in the Horizon Division. The Friday walkout also affects schools in Lloydminster. 

Still hanging in the balance due to Thursday and Friday’s withdrawal of extra-curricular supervision, which is voluntary on the part of teachers, is Hoopla, the high school basketball provincials.  

The Saskatchewan High School Athletic Association has set a deadline of today, Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 pm for the government and the STF to come to terms with a plan that would allow sanctions to be lifted. After that, the SHSAA says there will simply not be enough time or resources to see the event go ahead.  

Both the government and the STF continue to point fingers, blaming each other for the stand-off. The government says the solution is in a memorandum of understanding put together with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. Meanwhile, the STF says if help and support is not in the contract, the dollars and supports could evaporate at any time.