School division reverts to one assistant for special needs student
A plan to have four educational associates rotate through a special needs student's school day has been reversed.
Tamarie Hudon was worried about the previous plan, arguing her eight-year-old daughter does better when there is consistency in her environment.
Educational associates, also known as education assistants or EAs, provide support for special needs students so they can get the most out of their school lessons.
Hudon told CBC News that her daughter was doing very well at school but does rely on her EA. The youngster goes to school in Asquith, west of Saskatoon, part of the Prairie Spirit School Division.
The school division said the change, from four different EAs to one, was part of their normal routine to make resource adjustments during the start up of the school year.
(With files from CBC's Steve Pasqualotto)