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 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…”
[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…”
Advocacy: Jeff Vasey, Assistant Deputy Minister to President Swan RE: Increasing Opportunities for Teacher Training
[Sent July 16, 2018] “Government continues to work with education partners to ensure teacher training matches region and specific education needs, including…”
Advocacy: Shannon Nix, Indigenous Services Canada to President Swan RE: Federal Funding for First Nation Schools
[Sent July 4, 2018] “The Government of Canada believes every First Nation Child should get the best start in life, and is committed to working partnership with First Nation sin supporting their goals…”
[Sent June 25, 2018] “The introduction of such universal programs opens up a number of beneficial options for parents, communities and school districts. A significant concern, however, is how to appropriately house these potentially large programs within public school buildings that are, in many cases, already full to capacity…”