[Sent December 9, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “Boards of education across B.C. share a common interest in having safe, healthy schools for students to learn within. Annual Facilities
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 Role of Boards
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
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 November 30, 2021] President Higginson to CSBA President French: “Conversations on substance use education, prevention and intervention are common concerns for students, families and staff in our province’s schools.”
The efforts of a Kindergarten class connected to World Kindness Day were spread far and wide when a video of their infectious dance of joy went practically viral.
Trustee Knowledge Series
BCSTA’s Indigenous Education Committee has launched the Trustee Knowledge Series in response to the B.C. Tripartite Education Agreement.
The objective is to help trustees, as well as members of the general public, learn more about Indigenous issues in education.
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.”
The application deadline is February 28, 2022.
The BCSTA HUB is our member’s area.
Items such as district policies, meeting minutes, the Learning Guide, discussions and more can be found here.
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