Pallister announced the new chalk share program for a well-worn stick of calcium carbonate will be the only free item provided to 16,000 teachers currently working in the public education system.
“Teachers will have a two letter limit on the chalk,” said the premier referring to the government’s last purchase of a public school-related expense. “But we would much prefer teachers to provide their own chalk, chalkboard, classroom, and salary.”
The 2 inch chalk, which is now down to 1.5 inches, is currently being used in a grade 10 math class at Kelvin High School to make a division sign and half of a number 8.
As an alternative to the chalk sharing program, the premier suggested educators can smear their blood on a large piece of paper for a better visual learning aid. Paper will not be provided.
Pallister added that, to save on costs, hospital patients will be required to bring their own beds.