2020 Yukon School Councils Spring Conference - March 20, 2020

In consideration of COVID-19 implications and the increasing impact for families, the Association of Yukon School Councils, Boards and Committees has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 Yukon School Councils Spring Conference. At this time, we are working to ensure that all aspects of the Annual General Meeting are examined and will meet the requirements as outlined in the Association By-laws and the Societies Act. Additional details will be available prior to the end of March.

We realize the importance of having an in person gathering for school councils and our partners from across the territory to network, learn and share from one another. Maintaining your health and your families' health, however, is of critical importance. For daily updates regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Yukon and across Canada, please visit: http://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners

 

2020-2021 Yukon Government Budget Passes - March 19, 2020

The Government of Yukon budget for 2020-2021 passed in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on March 19, 2020. Education highlights include:

  • $218 million to modernize education and support Yukon students
  • $11.6 million for the French first language secondary school
  • $1.6 million for the Whistle Bend elementary school
  • $500 thousand for the Kluane Lake School
  • $1.8 million to work on joint education priorities with Yukon First Nation
  • $400 thousand to support the transition to Yukon University

For more information, please visit: http://yukon.ca/en/news/2020-2021-budget-passes-and-spring-sitting-yukon-legislative-assembly-concludes

 

Classes in Yukon Suspended until April 15th - March 18, 2020

At the recommendation of Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health Brendan Hanley, classes in Yukon will be suspended until April 15th. As referenced in the link below, superintendents and principals will be working to assess potential impacts to school programs and to plan for measures needed to ensure continued learning for students.

See letter to School Councils from Minister of of Education, Honourable Tracy Anne-McPhee: Suspension of Classes in Yukon - COVID-19

 

New Tobacco & Vaping Products Control and Regulation Act in Force - March 10, 2020

The new Tobacco & Vaping Products Control and Regulation Act, which takes effect immediately, includes:

  • Restrictions regarding the use and promotion of vaping products
  • Individuals must be 19 years old to sell or use tobacco and vaping products in Yukon

For more information, please visit: http://yukon.ca/en/news/new-tobacco-and-vaping-products-control-and-regulation-act-force