[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.”
[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.
Please note that this year’s presentations were held to five minutes. BCSTA will be following up with an additional written submission containing more details.
[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…”
[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 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…”
[Sent July 17, 2018] “Thank you for your letter of June 22, 2018, regarding Motions passed at the British Columbia School Trustees Association’s 114th Annual General Meeting…”