Lack of teachers will mean 'tough decisions' this year, says Yukon education official


Students in Yukon head back to class in just over a week — some even sooner — and the department of Education is still desperately hoping to fill more than two dozen vacant teaching positions.

“It’s not an ideal scenario,” said Nicole Morgan, Yukon’s deputy minister of education.

“Of course, our dream would be to have all of our positions filled with caring and qualified educators. But that’s not the option that’s available to us right now.”

Morgan said on Friday morning that there were 25 vacant teaching positions across the territory — four of them in Whitehorse, and 21 in rural communities. She said that last year at this time, there were

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