[Sent June 08, 2018] “I appreciate you writing on behalf of the British Columbia School Trustees Association, and its interest in the Government of Canada’s commitment to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in addition to the ongoing efforts being made toward reconciliation….”
[Sent June 13, 2018] “One of the successes of the K-12 education system this past year has been our unified response to challenges to the introduction of policies supporting inclusive opportunities for students under SOGI…”
[Vancouver B.C. – June 13, 2018] The British Columbia School Trustees Association is very supportive of the government’s recent move to invest more in the development of leaders within the K-12 public education system. The Association also looks forward to working with the sector’s various partner associations, along with government, to create a leadership development framework.
Advocacy: President Swan to President Allina RE: Request for BC School Sports to Review its Policies
[Sent June 12, 2018] “Our members believe very strongly that all students, regardless of their geographic location, local school configuration, or community attributes should be provided with reasonable opportunities to participate in extracurricular sports…”
Advocacy: President Swan to Minister Robinson RE: Proposal to Reduce the Voting Age in School Trustee Elections
[Sent June 12, 2018] “Our members believe very strongly that engagement of youth throughout the province is critical…”
[Sent June 6, 2018] “I was pleased to read recent media stories that you are considering changing if, and/or how, the new Health Employers’ Tax would apply to school districts…”
Do you know an education professional who works hard every day to make a difference? Take a moment to nominate that teacher, administrator or support staff for the new Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. Deadline for nominations is June 18, 2018.
[Sent May 22, 2018] “The BCSTA Board of Directors would like to extend our thanks to you and the fellow members of the FMR panel for our productive meeting last week…”