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Saskatchewan’s Francophone School Division Disappointed with Caron-Boutet Case Decision, Yet Optimist

Regina, Friday November 20, 2015 – The Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises (CEF) --  Saskatchewan’s Francophone school division -- expressed disappointment following the publication of the ruling today by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Caron-Boutet case.

"The CEF will continue to seek a negotiated settlement out-of-court in its current dispute with the Province, a process initiated last year"

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ESCM Becomes « École Mathieu de Gravelbourg »

Regina, Friday October 23, 2015  -- The Conseil des écoles Fransaskoises (CÉF) – Saskatchewan’s Francophone school division –  announced today that École Secondaire Collège Mathieu will now be known as the "École Mathieu de Gravelbourg."

"The CÉF formally adopted the new name of Gravelbourg’s Francophone high school, after receiving the consent of the Collège Mathieu. The College had expressed concern at the confusion entailed by the use of the word "Collège" in the name of both institutions."

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Francophone School Board Appoints Human Resources Coordinator

Regina, Monday September 21, 2015 - The Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF) - Saskatchewan's Francophone school division, announced today the appointment of Marcel Lizotte to the position of Human Resources Coordinator.

"A seasoned HR professionnal familiar with Francophone and Anglophone education environments in Western Canada, Mr. Lizotte has managed the human resources sector in two French-language school boards in Alberta. He has just completed a 5-year term as Director of Education at the Conseil Scolaire du Nord-Ouest in Alberta."

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School Principal named at École Père Mercure in North Battleford

Regina, Friday August 28, 2015 - The Conseil des Écoles Fransaskoises -- Saskatchewan's Francophone school division -- announces the appointment of Julie Lemire as School Principal at École Père Mercure in North Battleford.

"Originally from the Prince Albert area, Ms. Lemire is a veteran educator who spent her entire career in Saskatchewan and became a leader in the advancement of industrial arts education in Saskatchewan. She taught several years in the Regina area at Archbishop O'Neil and Miller Comprehensive Schools in Regina. She had previously taught in immersion schools, as well as in Debden and Saskatoon schools. She became an official languages instructor at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a French instructor at the University of Saskatchewan' Centre For Second Language Instruction."

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School Principal Appointed at Zenon Park’s École Notre-Dame-des-Vertus

Regina, Thursday July 9, 2015 - Saskatchewan's Francophone school board, the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises, names Michel Pelletier school principal at Zenon Park's École Notre-Dame-des-Vertus.

"Mr. Pelletier spent 30 years working for school boards in Quebec. A veteran teacher who is familiar with the inner workings of education, he taught high school for 10 years; has 20 years of experience as an educational consultant at primary and secondary levels; in addition to having been called upon to assume acting vice-principal duties."

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Francophone School Division Appoints Deputy Director of Education

Regina, Thursday July 2, 2015 - Donald Michaud, Director of Education at the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises (CÉF), is pleased to announce the appointment of Luc Handfield as Deputy Director of Education.

"Luc Handfield has worked in the education sector for over 25 years, first as a teacher, then as school principal in New Brunswick. He is later appointed to the Ministry of Education and Early Childhood Development, where he becomes head of Strategic relations initiatives and international education. This leads to his appointment as Assistant Deputy Minister of Francophone Educational Services, looking after all Francophone school districts in New Brunswick. Mr. Handfield will soon leave these duties for a new chapter in his career, in Saskatchewan."

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