Edmonton Public Schools Collective Agreement 2018

The new collective agreement for Edmonton Public Schools in 2018 has finally been approved, and it’s bringing some major changes to the school system. This agreement covers over 8,000 teachers, educational assistants, librarians, and other support staff, and is set to have a significant impact on the educational landscape of Edmonton.

One of the key changes in the agreement is the increase in funding for support staff. Educational assistants will now receive a pay increase of 6%, and clerical and library assistants will receive a 4% increase. This is an important change because support staff plays a vital role in the education system, and their contributions are crucial to the success of students.

Another important aspect of the collective agreement is the increased focus on mental health support for students. The new agreement includes a provision for more counsellors and psychologists in schools, which is a major step forward in addressing the mental health needs of students.

The agreement also covers class size and composition, with new measures aimed at reducing class sizes and providing more support for students with special needs. This is a critical issue in the education system, and it’s great to see the collective agreement address it.

Overall, the 2018 collective agreement for Edmonton Public Schools is an important step forward for the education system in the city. With increased funding for support staff, more mental health support for students, and measures to address class size and composition, this agreement is set to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students and staff members in Edmonton.