Serving and Supporting BC’s Boards of Education
The British Columbia School Trustees Association
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 BC 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
What do Trustees do?
Trustees engage their communities in building and maintaining a school system that reflects local priorities, values and expectations. Boards of education are directly accountable to the people they serve.ABOUT TRUSTEES
Boards are Essential
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.DOWNLOAD THE PDF
Boards Make a Difference
“A board is responsible for the improvement of student achievement in the school district.” Beyond responsibility, there is considerable evidence that boards of education can and do positively affect student success and well-being.READ MORE
News & Updates
BCSTA’s board of directors is saddened to hear that Quebec has decided to move forward with the elimination of French language boards of education. The tabling of Bill 40, which seeks to eliminate French speaking boards in their province, removes local representation from the public-school system.
[Vancouver, BC – September 26 2019] An updated agreement between the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) was signed at UBCM’s annual convention in Vancouver today. The protocol outlines areas of common interest for both organizations, and commits both parties to a collaborative, cooperative relationship.