On Thursday, June 13, 2019, BCSTA President Stephanie Higginson presented BCSTA’s recommendations to BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance. As part of her presentation, she shared the following document with the committee.
On April 25-28, close to 500 trustees, senior district staff, and others attended the 115th Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia School Trustees Association at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.
The governance structure of the BCSTA includes several standing committees established to consider the organization’s business in specific areas and to provide recommendations to the BCSTA Board of Directors.
A group of Indigenous students from Burnaby spent five days together to create and record an original song. In a project created by the Burnaby School District’s Indigenous Education Department, the students found their voice and shared a powerful experience.
Every child deserves the right to be able to read, yet many get left behind in spite of the hard work of their teachers. Research consistently demonstrates that when children fall behind in reading, they rarely catch up to their peers.
The 2019 Annual General Meeting Report of Proceedings is now available online. The report includes the disposition of motions, reports from branches and committees, and a summary of our meeting.
The Jean Ciriani Scholarship for Communications recognizes a graduating student who has excelled at communication studies and who has expressed an interest in using their communications skills in the support of public policy and education. This year, the family of Jean Ciriani and the BCSTA are pleased to announce the winner of the $1,500 bursary:
[Sent May 30, 2019] “Please find attached to this letter a complete listing of the resolutions passed by the British Columbia School Trustees Association’s membership during our 2019 Annual General Meeting, which occurred within the final week of April. For your convenience, the resolutions have been grouped by themes (i.e., areas of commonality) in order to help facilitate further discussion and follow-up with the Ministry of Education.”