Serving and Supporting BC’s Boards of Education

The British Columbia School Trustees Association

BCSTA is driven by the following beliefs and goals:

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

April 25, 2019
33 days to go.

News & Updates

BCSTA Leadership Series

In the book “Vanishing School Boards: Where School Boards Have Gone, Why We Need Them, and How We Can Bring Them Back” Patrick Rice asserts “school boards keep the public in public schools, have a positive effect on student achievement, function as trustees over district resources, and serve as advocates for public schools.” He backs

Focus on Mental Health – A Story of Hope and Hard Work

Although reported numbers vary somewhat, it is safe to say that one in seven young people in BC, or at least 84,000 school-aged students, experience one or more mental health disorders at some point in their young lives. And, of these, only approximately one third receive the treatment they need.

Get to Know: the Legislative Committee

The governance structure of the BCSTA includes several standing committees established to consider the organization’s business in a specific area and provide recommendations to the Association’s Board of Directors. The committees also provide members with opportunities to engage directly in BCSTA work and to provide perspectives from the membership.

British Columbia School Trustees Association

4th floor – 1580 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6J 5K9
Phone: 604-734-2721