[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.”
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.
[Sent March 19, 2019] “With Boards of Education providing their reviews of the independent review panel recommendations, and the working group review processes now underway, I wanted to reiterate BCSTA’s support for the review and redevelopment of the funding distribution model for K-12 public education.”
[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
In follow-up to BCSTA President Gordon Swan’s oral report to the Select Standing Committee on Finance, BCSTA submitted the following supplemental written submission to the committee on October 10, 2018.