The Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation announced that sanctions will be implemented this week amid negotiation woes.

The organization said in a release that the provincial government is "unwilling to provide adequate support for students."

The sanctions are slated to go into effect March 12. The release specifies that all Federation members will not provide any voluntary or extracurricular services. Members are said to provide service no more than 15 minutes before or after school days.

In the release announcing the sanctions this morning, Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation President Patrick Maze said that it wasn't the outcome they wanted.

"We recognize this causes uncertainty, disappointment and frustration for students, parents and teachers. We had all hoped to avoid this situation. We ask for continued support in urging government to fix the problems its underfunding has created for students across the province."

The release added that supervision at recess, lunch, and bus supervision would continue to be offered.

Swift Current Online has reached out to Chinook School Division for their comment on the matter.

A media scrum with Minister of Education Gordon Wyant is said to be carried out today.