[Sent September 12, 2018] “At our 2018 Annual General Meeting, member delegates representing District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) and Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) from around the province gathered together to discuss important issues vital to student success and approved several Resolutions…”
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, this advocacy has 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.
You can learn about BCSTA’s ongoing advocacy work from our strategic plan.
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 September 7, 2018] “On behalf of the 43,000 members of the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), I am writing to request that the provincial government ensure that the necessary funds and political direction are in place for teacher-led mentorship initiatives to flourish in all school districts across BC….”
Advocacy: Christina Zacharuk, President/CEO – PSEC Secretariat to Glen Hansman, President – BCTF RE: Negotiations
[Sent Month July 20, 2018] “As you know, the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA), as the bargaining agent, outlined several factors affecting an early start day for negotiations in their November 8, 2017 letter…”
[Sent July 17, 2018] “I would like to take this opportunity to commend the work of the British Columbia School Trustees Association and Coalition for Healthy School Food to improve school food environments…”