The district’s Indigenous Education Program has joined together with Elders, other leaders and educators to find new ways to share Indigenous learnings and culture during the pandemic. What follows are some examples of the creative ways Indigenous teachings are being shared both outside and virtually.
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
The work of a trustee
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
Our local voices matter
Driven by their central purpose, and confirmed by studies across Canada and North America, boards of education are making a positive difference in the lives of our students.PDF DOWNLOAD
[Sent March 31, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “This paper was written by BCSTA’s Capital Working Group with input from every board of education in B.C. The report, endorsed by our board of directors, focuses on the province-wide need to address steadily increasing levels of deferred life cycle maintenance.”
School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) has implemented policy changes, staff training and new education resources in response to a 2020 petition to teach Black history and experiences.
2021 Annual General Meeting
BCSTA’s 2021 AGM is scheduled to take place virtually April 15 – 18, 2021.
Ministry of Education
“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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