[Sent February 10, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “Boards across our province are actively doing important work in these areas, and we call on you for additional support in dealing with addressing systemic racism in B.C.’s public education system.”
The British Columbia School Trustees Association
Serving and supporting B.C.’s boards of education since 1905.
BCSTA is driven by the following beliefs and goals:
A high-quality public education system is the foundation of a democratic society
Improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education
The interests of B.C. students are best met through local decision-making with an engaged community
Providing a strong, representative voice for boards of education throughout the province is important
Helping to build effective boards by providing development, communications and support services
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Trustees engage their communities in building and maintaining a school system that reflects local priorities, values and expectations. Boards are accountable to the people they serve.ABOUT TRUSTEES
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[Sent February 10, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “It was once again acknowledged during our most recent Provincial Council meeting that current wait times contribute to recruitment and retention challenges across our province.”
[Sent February 10, 2021] President Higginson to Ministers Farnworth and Whiteside: “If the desired outcome of rehabilitation is to have individuals re-enter society equipped to function as contributing members of society, then the level of educational programming offered should match that expectation.”
For 2021 we are offering three scholarships of $500 each.
The application deadline is Monday, March 1, 2021
2021 Annual General Meeting
BCSTA’s 2021 AGM is scheduled to take place virtually April 15 – 17, 2021.
Ministry of Education COVID-19 Information
“The British Columbia Ministry of Education is working with all 60 school districts, independent school authorities, First Nations schools and education partners to support a coordinated approach in response to COVID-19. The health and safety of school staff, students, parents and communities is the highest priority.”
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