Yellowknife teachers working at the French School École Allain St-Cyr are at risk of losing their jobs.
Low enrollement rates have led the Government of the Northwest Territories to reduce the 2018-2019 funding to the French School Board by $78,000.
Yvonne Careen, Superintendent at Commission Scolaire Francophone says, the budget cut will impact 1.3 teaching positions. In addition, one educational assistant position will not be renewed.
The school sent emails notifying parents about the impending staffing cuts.
Careen says she does not believe the cuts to teaching positions will have an impact on the students.
We believe that we will be able to re-organize staffing in the way that the impact should be the least felt on the students. We were very well staffed and so we are able, we believe to offer quality education to all of our students, while responding to their needs with the staff that remain.
The budget cut will also affect one teaching position and 1.3 educational assistant positions at École Boréale in Hay River.
Careens says the cut backs were made to allow the government to follow its spending formula.