Review underway

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The provincial government has selected a former deputy minister with more than 35 years experience in the civil service to review elementary and high school education across Saskatchewan.

On Tuesday, Dan Perrins, who served as a deputy minister under Lorne Calvert from 2001 to 2007, was tasked with overseeing a kindergarten to Grade 12 educational governance review by Education Minister Don Morgan.

According to a government press release, Perrins’ mandate is to look at efficiency and accountability within the education system.

The review will begin immediately, with Perrins scheduled to present his findings to Morgan in December.

“Dan Perrins is highly regarded within the educational community and his skills and experience make him a perfect fit for this important role,” Morgan said in the media release. “I look forward to reviewing the options that he will present around governance in the interest of improving our educational system for all Saskatchewan students.”

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