Sask. education minister announces $51M in first round of school division COVID-19 funding



Dr. Wade Byron Harrouff sitting at a desk: Gord Wyant, Saskatchewan's Minister of Education, will provide a funding update for school divisions and address students and teachers returning to school.


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Gord Wyant, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Education, will provide a funding update for school divisions and address students and teachers returning to school.

The Saskatchewan government is providing $51 million in a first round of funding for school divisions.

On Tuesday morning, Saskatchewan’s Education Minister Gord Wyant announced how the money will be handed out.

Here’s how it breaks down:

  • $19.1 million for sanitization, includes 191 staff.
  • $6 million for equipment and furniture.
  • $13.2 million for supports for immunocompromised students, includes 150 teachers and staff.
  • $9.5 million for additional distance learning capacity, includes 102 teachers and staff.
  • $4 million for technology upgrades.

Wyant said 46 applications were approved. He did not detail where the money would be going or how it is divided among the successful applicants. 

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