Our Mission

The mission of the BCSTA is to support and advocate for effective public boards of education in British Columbia.

BCSTA is currently reviewing its mission and values and planning an update.

Our mission is driven by the following beliefs:

  1. We believe that a high-quality public education system is the foundation of a democratic society.
  2. We believe that improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education.
  3. We believe that the interests of B.C. students are best met through local decision-making with an engaged community.
  4. We believe that an important role of BCSTA is to provide a strong, representative voice for boards of education throughout the province.
  5. We believe that an important role of BCSTA is to help build effective boards of education by providing development, communications and support services.

Review our policy book for more details, including information our values..