The morning and afternoon streets are a bit busier with the province’s schools back in full swing for the fall. Most students and teachers headed back on Tuesday, September 5. A provincial government release welcomes everyone involved in K-12 education back after what was hopefully a restful and rejuvenating summer.  

"The Government of Saskatchewan is excited to welcome the more than 190,000 students back to school whether they have chosen to learn in person, online or at home," Minister of Education Jeremy Cockrill said. "The Ministry of Education is pleased to work with our educational partners to offer choice in education while continuing to provide students with the highest quality education experiences possible." 

The release notes that over 11,500 teachers and over 10,300 education support staff have been working to prepare for the school year ahead. Student success would not be possible without the contributions from all members of the education team, including education professionals, teachers, education assistants, library technicians, bus drivers, custodians, and administrative personnel. Their dedication to educating and supporting Saskatchewan students helps ensure students have access to optimal places for learning. 

The province joins with other agencies in reminding motorists to exercise caution in conjunction with school startup.  

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