[Ottawa, O.N. – May 8, 2019] Over the past two days, the Canadian School Boards Association board of directors has met with Members of Parliament and Senators to discuss the importance of democratic community voice in public education.
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
What do Trustees do?
Trustees engage their communities in building and maintaining a school system that reflects local priorities, values and expectations. Boards of education are directly accountable to the people they serve.LEARN ABOUT TRUSTEES
Boards Make a Difference
“A board is responsible for the improvement of student achievement in the school district.” Beyond responsibility, there is considerable evidence that boards of education can and do positively affect student success and well-being.LEARN ABOUT BOARDS
News & Updates
[Richmond, B.C. – April 30, 2019] The BCSTA held their 115th Annual General Meeting at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, B.C. this past weekend. During the meeting, the Association’s membership voted for the 2019-20 BCSTA Board of Directors.
Gabrielle Scrimshaw is a Dene woman from Hatchet Lake, a small community in northern Saskatchewan. She grew up in a family with two sisters and her father, a single parent. She knows the challenges that Indigenous people face in Canada and said in her TEDx talk in Toronto, that by all statistics, she should not