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Monday, April 20, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Similar to a host of other planned events in the province, the Annual Meeting of Council that was to take place April 29 to May 2 has been postponed and is now scheduled for October 21 to 24, 2020.

This unprecedented decision was made by the STF Executive on March 27 following an earlier decree from the Saskatchewan government and the Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer to limit the size of public and private gatherings to a maximum of 10 people as part of dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sask Bulletin

It’s a brave new world as people adapt to life during a pandemic. Although it is a little unsettling to see empty streets and businesses closed down, we still have a lot to be thankful for. Today I joined the ranks of the many who are working remotely and though it takes a little getting used to, we are all fortunate to be able to remain connected and engaged, albeit virtually.

Walking through the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation building yesterday was a little like being a sheriff in a ghost town: empty hallways, closed doors and only a few people remaining at their desks.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
News Release

STF Professional Learning launched a new portfolio of professional learning sessions for teachers focusing solely on distance delivery of education. Almost 400 teachers from across the province attended the first online session.

“For many teachers and students, distance delivery is new,” said Patrick Maze, President of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. “The demand for distance delivery tools and training shows the dedication of teachers to ensure they are meeting students’ needs as best as possible even under very unusual circumstances.”

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sask Bulletin

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation President Patrick Maze welcomed the news that Finance Minister Donna Harpauer had made provisions for a $42.1 million increase for school divisions in the expenditure plans. Maze called it a step in the right direction, provided government follows through.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Sask Bulletin

A bitterly cold day did not deter the enthusiasm as Thunderchild First Nation hosted its first-ever ice-fishing derby that included more than 300 students from both provincial and First Nation schools. Chief organizer Delane Graham was a busy man making last-minute alterations.

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