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


Advocacy: Action on Anti-Black Racism

[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.”

Advocacy: Timelier Response from Teacher Regulation Branch

[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.”

Advocacy: Educational Programming in Correctional Facilities

[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.”

BCSTA Scholarships

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.”


4th floor – 1580 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C. V6J 5K9
Phone: 604-734-2721