At their regular meeting Tuesday night the Flin Flon School Board reported the Division has received 117,280 dollars from the Strengthening Support and Learning Fund. This was Flin Flon’s portion of the 20 million dollars announced by the province this past June. The Manitoba government allotted the money for school support and academic improvements for student in Kindergarten to Grade 12 for the current school year. As part of the province’s education action plan the 20 million dollar fund will prioritize investments in literacy and numeracy, mental health and well being, student re-engagement and additional support for students with diverse learning needs.
In her report Superintendent Tammy Ballantyne thanked the Rotary Club for the welcome back breakfast for new and returning staff earlier this month. Board Chair Leslie Fernandes welcomed back staff, students and families for the new school year. She also mentioned School Trustee elections are approaching. She noted Trustees help shape the education landscape and asked that you consider running for your community and have your voice heard.