When June 30th, 2018 rolls around non-Catholic students may not attend Catholic schools in Saskatchewan.
That’s what a judge ruled as a result of a lawsuit between the Good Spirit School Division and the Christ the Teacher School Division.
In 2003, before a public school in Theodore closed, Roman Catholic electors created the Theodore Roman Catholic Separate School Division, which later merged with Christ the Teacher.
Two years later Good Spirit filed a legal complaint against CTTS and the provincial government.
Good Spirit alleged that it was unconstitutional for CTTS to receive separate school funding as the separate division was operating a public school.
They argued that the division was formed to prevent the Theodore school from shutting down, and students to be bussed to a different town, adding the division didn’t meet criteria of being a separate school that would serve Catholics in the area.