Cornerstone has full complement of teachers

There is a complete complement of teachers in the South East Cornerstone Public School Division for the 2019-20 school year.

The local division employs about 550 educators for each academic year and all positions are currently filled, according to Keith Keating, the division’s deputy director, who spoke at the Sept. 18 regular board meeting.

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“We will have a few maternity leaves coming up though, a good number of them actually and I guess that’s a good problem to have,” he added. “But otherwise, we are currently fully staffed.”

Keating also provided the board with the information that four of the 38 Cornerstone schools had sought permission to have staff and/or students recite the Lord’s Prayer during the school year for certain assemblies or special events.

The request required a motion of acceptance by the board and they unanimously provided this permission to Queen Elizabeth School in Weyburn, MacLeod Elementary School in Moosomin, Gladmar Regional School and Carievale School.

Lynn Little, the school division’s director of education since 2014, has had her services contract renewed. Board members voted unanimously to extend the new contract offer, which was accepted.

Cornerstone’s annual financial report was made ready for auditors’ scrutiny on Sept. 23 and 24 and again in mid-October. That should wrap up the fiscal business end of the school year, said Marilyn Yurkiw from the division’s financial department. She joined the trustees to provide a quarterly report near the end of their regular open business session.

The board’s next public meeting is scheduled for Oct. 15, which is a slight deviance from their usually scheduled monthly open sessions. The board generally meets on a Wednesday.

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