Media Releases

Media releases are distributed to newspapers and media organizations across the province. They provide up-to-date information on BCSTA positions and responses to current events in education.

Recent Media Releases

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Minister Rob Fleming and BCSTA President Gordon Swan sign the 2018 MOU

Media Release: BCSTA and Ministry of Education Sign Updated Memorandum of Understanding

[Vancouver, B.C. – December 3, 2018] On Friday, November 30, President Gordon Swan of the British Columbia School Trustees Association and the Province’s Minister of Education, the Honourable Rob Fleming, signed an updated memorandum of understanding between BCSTA and the Ministry of Education as part of BCSTA’s academy program. The MOU acts as an agreement

Provincial flags

Media Release: BCSTA Pleased After Government’s EHT Announcement

[Vancouver B.C. – July 4, 2018] On Wednesday, July 4, the Ministry of Finance released an announcement regarding implementation of the new Employer Health Tax (EHT), as part of the next steps toward the elimination of Medical Services Plan (MSP) premiums and transition to the EHT.  The announcement stated: “The transition to the EHT includes funding

Speaker at conference

Media Release: BCSTA Responds to Government’s Investment in Educational Leadership

[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.

signed agreement with BC Ministry of Education

Media Release: Response to Playground Equipment Program Announcement

[Vancouver B.C. – May 8, 2018] The British Columbia School Trustees Association is pleased to see the government investing in local school and communities with the announcement of the Playground Equipment Program. The program will see the province investing $5 million into new playground equipment for schools every year. “Students, parents, school staff and local community