At BCSTA’s spring annual general meeting members decide on the advocacy directions their Association will carry out the following year.

Based on the resolutions coming out of AGM, these advocacy efforts have a major impact on government policies and decisions relating to K-12 students. BCSTA advocates for boards of education by meeting and corresponding with key leaders in education and by raising public awareness. Review BCSTA’s strategic plan for more details on our ongoing advocacy work.

Recent Advocacy Letters

Below you will find some of BCSTA’s most recent letters and correspondence with provincial government and other organizations to advocate for the actions outlined in our resolutions. If you wish to review advocacy content beyond this preview, you can do so by clicking the “view more advocacy letters” button below.

Advocacy: Minister of Education Rob Fleming to Boards of Education RE: Long-Range Facilities Plans

[Received April 12, 2019] “I am pleased to bring your attention to the Ministry of Education’s new approach to long-term capital planning for boards of education. The Ministry’s guidelines for the development of Long-Range Facilities Plans (LRFP) for school districts have undergone a significant revision from the initial version that was produced in March 2017 under the previous administration.”

Advocacy: Joint Partner Letter to Minister Fleming RE: Review/Input to Funding Model Panel Report

[Sent September 27, 2018] “In follow-up to your letter of July 13, 2018 to Board Chairs, we would like to respectfully request that the Funding Model Review panel report, including its recommendations, be released to our associations and the other participating partner and stakeholder groups for the purpose of informing further input from us to