b'Report to the CSBA Saskatchewan Provincial Highlights August 2022 to June 2023 Jaimie Smith-Windsor Becomes New SSBA President Jaimie Smith-Windsor became the new President after the 2022 SSBA Fall General Assembly and AGM in November. Smith-Windsor, who had previously served on the SSBA Executive as Central Constituency Representative and Vice President, was acclaimed. Shawn Davidson will continue serving on the Executive, as Vice-President. Smith-Windsor is in her fourth term serving as a trustee on the Saskatchewan Rivers Board of Education and is a champion for local voice in publicly funded education. Representatives for the SSBAs seven constituencies are chosen by the constituency members. All 27 school boards in the province are eligible to vote for the SSBA President and Vice-President.Funding Insufficiency Belies Budget Rhetoric The operating funding announced in Marchs provincial budget does not cover the expenses school divisions are facing. The education funding allocated in the 2023-24 provincial budget will not be enough to maintain the current operations of the provinces 27 school boards, which are now uncovering the local financial implications, the Saskatchewan School Boards Association said at the time of its April Spring Assembly. Preliminary estimates suggest funding shortfalls will be of a magnitude of multiple tens of millions and school boards will need to consider options that might include staffing and programming cuts.Indigenous Education Responsibility Framework In September, the SSBA launched the Indigenous Education Responsibility Framework, a self-assessment/reflection tool to support school divisions. The IERF is a self-assessment/reflection tool to support school divisions to evaluate, plan and report their Indigenous Education activities. The framework is also a tool to support governance and assist boards in strategic planning.'