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

News & Updates

Advocacy: President Higginson to Minister Petitpas Taylor – Minister Dix RE E-Cigarettes and Vapour Products

[Sent July 11, 2019] “Similar to the marketing of traditional cigarettes in the past, the creators, distributors and sellers of e-cigarettes and vaping devices are focusing hard on creating life-long customers by targeting young people. Flavours appealing to younger demographics, such as bubble gum, and devices designed for discreet use that emulate the look and feel

Advocacy: President Higginson to Ministers Fleming – Minister Trevena RE School Bus Safety

[Sent July 11, 2019] “Our member boards of education aim to respond to any requirements coming from the Federal Minister of Transportation’s Task Force on School Bus Safety once the report is released, and as such are proactively asking for support from government in order ensure that student safety requirements can be prioritized in relation

Advocacy: BCSTA President Higginson to Ministers Darcy – Dix – Fleming – Mark RE Mental Health Supports for Students with Intellectual Disabilities and or Autism

[Sent July 11, 2019] “Providing additional professional development and learning opportunities, focused on mental health and well-being, and aimed specifically at those working directly with children and youth afflicted with the difficulties outlined in the resolution, will undoubtedly provide a stronger foundation for both learners and educators. “

British Columbia School Trustees Association

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Vancouver, BC V6J 5K9
Phone: 604-734-2721