Where your education property tax money goes has changed as of the beginning of the year.
More specifically, the education tax collected by municipalities will be paid to the provincial government's General Revenue fund instead of to the school divisions. CUPE Saskatchewan conducted a social media poll recently over 4 days with over 400 votes. President of the union, Tom Graham, says 95 per cent believe it is inappropriate for the government to collect education tax and put it in the General Revenue Fund, rather than it going directly to the school divisions. Graham says the union will be lobbying the government about this funding change. No spokesperson was available from the government, but a written response says the decision has no impact on the overall funding provided to school divisions and this new collection process is a direct response to requests from the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and school divisions to wrap up their involvement in collecting taxes.