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Monday, March 4, 2019

Education Services Agreement Reached Between School Board and First Nations

Saugeen First Nation | by Ken Hashizume  

The agreement addresses common services, and provides additional programs for Saugeen First Nations students.


A new deal has been reached between the Bluewater District School Board and Saugeen First Nation.

Elected officials and staff from the two organizations signed the Education Services Agreement last Thursday at the Saugeen Band Office.

The agreement is an extension to one that was made when it was between Saugeen First Nation and the Bruce County Board of Education.

Superintendent of Education Lori Wilder says the agreement addresses the common services the Board provides to all students.

She says it will also provide additional programs and services or equipment to meet the needs of Saugeen First Nations students.

Wilder says both sides have been working on this agreement for quite some time.

She says despite not having an agreement in place, they have been able to continue to move forward.

Wilder says the support from Saugeen First Nation can enhance the quality of education they deliver to students especially when it comes to learning about treaties, local history, and cultures.

She says they also hold treaty celebrations, Orange Shirt Day, and plenty of other things for students from Saugeen First Nation.

The Education Services Agreement will expire on August 31, 2023.

 

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