Saskatchewan is stepping in to supervise three independent schools after a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against former teachers, pastors and church elders.

The province says the three schools employ staff who are named in the suit filed by former students of Legacy Christian Academy in Saskatoon.

The suit alleges physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse at the academy between 1992 and 2005.

Some of the allegations include paddling children and an exorcism.

Education Minister Dustin Duncan says he'll appoint supervisors to oversee the schools, which also include Grace Christian School in Saskatoon and Regent Academy in Prince Albert. 

Those two aren't named in the lawsuit. 

Duncan says the three schools will get surprise, supervised visits once a month starting in September. 

He calls the allegations in the proposed class-action "very troubling."