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Wild Spirit Education: Sask. Montessori school shuts down following allegations teachers weren’t paid [Video]

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A Montessori school in Saskatoon has permanently closed following multiple claims from teachers that they’re missing wages.

The Ministry of Labour Relations says it’s received 14 claims against Wild Spirit Education Ltd. about unpaid work, and the Employment Standards division is investigating.

Wild Spirit is a registered independent school that does not receive any money from the government, according to the Ministry of Education.

The school advertises educational, nature-based programming for kids 18 months to Grade 12.

Wild Spirit founder Christa Nelson’s bio on the school’s website. (Source: Wild Spirit Education website)

Aeina Khan was hired at the private school in February, working with toddlers. At first, things were good.

“The school looked amazing. It was everything I dreamed of,” Khan says.

But the dream didn’t last long.

“My first cheque was supposed to come on the first of every month and I didn’t get anything,” Khan tells CTV News.

Khan says she was eventually paid, but is still …

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