[Sent August 1, 2019]

President Higginson to Minister James:

“In response to the call from our membership, we request that you consider fully funding school district exempt staff through the Ministry of Education. Providing this funding will allow districts to allocate their budgets in order to focus spending on locally determined priorities such as improving student outcomes. Increases to exempt staff compensation are not currently funded by the Ministry of Education, whereas compensation increases arising from collective agreement negotiations are funded by government”