Serving and Supporting BC’s Boards of Education

The British Columbia School Trustees Association

Our Mission

BCSTA exists to support and advocate for effective public boards of education in BC and it is driven by the following beliefs:

A high-quality public education system is the foundation of a democratic society

Improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education

The interests of BC students are best met through local decision-making with an engaged community

Providing a strong, representative voice for boards of education throughout the province is important

Helping to build effective boards by providing development, communications and support services

News & Updates

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Media Release: BCSTA Pleased After Government’s EHT Announcement

[Vancouver B.C. – July 4, 2018] On Wednesday, July 4, the Ministry of Finance released an announcement regarding implementation of the new Employer Health Tax (EHT), as part of the next steps toward the elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums and transition to the EHT. The announcement stated: “The transition to the EHT includes funding

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Advocacy: President Swan to Minister Trevena Re: Request to Consider Free Ferry Travel for All Public School Students of BC when Traveling for School Events

[Sent June 25, 2018] “There has been some changes made by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to rearrange the fee schedule on select routes to subsidize student travel. However, the fee schedule is still not equitable to all school districts in that the BC resident assistance program does not waive transportation fees on certain

British Columbia School Trustees Association

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