[Sent July 11, 2019] “Similar to the marketing of traditional cigarettes in the past, the creators, distributors and sellers of e-cigarettes and vaping devices are focusing hard on creating life-long customers by targeting young people. Flavours appealing to younger demographics, such as bubble gum, and devices designed for discreet use that emulate the look and feel
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[Sent July 11, 2019] “Our member boards of education aim to respond to any requirements coming from the Federal Minister of Transportation’s Task Force on School Bus Safety once the report is released, and as such are proactively asking for support from government in order ensure that student safety requirements can be prioritized in relation
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[Sent July 11, 2019] “Providing additional professional development and learning opportunities, focused on mental health and well-being, and aimed specifically at those working directly with children and youth afflicted with the difficulties outlined in the resolution, will undoubtedly provide a stronger foundation for both learners and educators. “
[Sent July 11, 2019] “Promoting positive mental health strategies in schools is an important initial step in providing support for those students who suffer, often in silence. Being proactive, and developing strategies that promote the importance of acknowledging mental health issues, and removing the stigmas surrounding them, are integral to ensuring future generations of students
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[Sent July 11, 2019] “As outlined in the motion, we wish to formally commend the Minister of Education, Rob Fleming, for his work in enduring that free menstrual products be made available to all of BC’s students. We also would like to share our appreciation for the dedicated efforts of Dr. Selena Tribe and the
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Following our April Annual General Meeting, the BCSTA board of directors set forward with a series of meetings to establish the direction of your organization and its key goals for 2019-2022.
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. Click here to learn more about the Select Standing Committee on Finance.
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.