School trustees are ordinary citizens elected by other citizens to represent the interest of the entire public in the education process of creating our next generation of citizens to strengthen
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
BCSTA’s guide for school trustee candidates outlines how to run and highlights the impact trustees have on their community. Other resources for prospective trustees are hosted here as well.ELECTION RESOURCES
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
The SD83 Individual Achievement Program (IAP) is designed to support students with diverse abilities reach their full potential and transition into the larger community.
COVID-19 and Schools
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.
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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