[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.”
[Vancouver, BC – February 19, 2019] Today’s provincial budget has once again delivered a stable year ahead for British Columbia’s 60 public school districts by funding growing student enrollment as well as the school buildings needed to house them. The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) supports this significantly increased spending on K-12 public education
[Vancouver, B.C. – February 14, 2019] Affirmation of the current positive direction for K-12 education in B.C. is the theme of this week’s provincial speech from the throne, in the opinion of BCSTA President Gordon Swan. As stated by Premier John Horgan in a subsequent press release, “People deserve the opportunity to build a good
Recreational cannabis is legal for adults 19 and over in British Columbia. Both federal and provincial legislation regulate the consumption and distribution.
During BCSTA’s Academy, which ran from November 29 through to December 1, the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) publicly signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Association and the Ministry.
This summer a renewed BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) was signed between the Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia and First Nations Education Steering Committee.
[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
The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) recently released their Fiscal Sustainability Report for 2018 at the end of September. This report outlines the PBO’s current “assessment of the sustainability of government finances over the long term for the federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans.”
English public education has a long and storied history in Quebec. Today the system has roughly 100,000 students in schools located throughout the province. We strongly believe that quality English public education essential to our future, and that maintaining control and management of that education by means of elected school boards is vital to the
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.