SHBE has been contacted by the Ministry of Education advising SHBE that they have been required by the Ministry of Health to rescind the guidance for Home Based Educators to follow the Child Care Guidelines.
The Ministry of Health has implemented Health Orders and will not allow any exception for Home Based Educators. While this cannot be resolved solely within the Ministry of Education, SHBE will continue to work with the Ministries of Health and Education to find safe ways to allow Home Based Educators to continue to provide quality education for their children that includes some form of group activities.
The SHBE position is that Home Based Educating families who do not participate in HIGH-RISK HIGH-PHYSICAL-INTERACTION ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SCHOOL CLASSROOMS, CASINOS, NIGHT CLUBS, ETC do not pose a health risk by meeting together for home based education groups on a weekly basis.
Please find legal places and methods to meet. The province seems to suggest that restaurants, food courts, shopping centres, gymnasiums and other public venues are safer places to meet than family homes. If you wish to contact your MLA, the list of contacts can be found at https://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/