Class sizes growing, and support staff spending shrinking
According to the latest provincial budget, new schools are still going to be built, and opened. And teachers will still get the salary increase that they negotiated for. But school board non-teacher spending is being reduced by three percent. The President of the Alberta School Board Association, Helen Clease, says that could have a major impact as classroom sizes grow, with students who may have specific learning needs. "We have English language learners, there are special needs, and we...