[Sent August 22, 2019]

President Higginson to Minister Fleming, Minister Mark and UBCM President Singh:

“The resolution notes several potential ideas for incentives that may press those working in rural communities to stay long-term, as well as attract quality talent. Many of our member boards, specifically those in remote and rural areas of the provinces, have indicated that keeping talented educators within their school district is a difficult task. Competing with urban markets is difficult, and while directly competing with urban districts is simply not an option for more rural communities, incentives can serve to bridge the gap.”