[Sent December 11, 2020] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “We are certainly looking forward to working with you and your staff to advance initiatives of common interest and to tackle issues of importance to the K-12 education sector.”
At BCSTA’s spring annual general meeting members decide on the advocacy directions their Association will carry out the following year.
Based on the resolutions coming out of AGM, these advocacy efforts have a major impact on government policies and decisions relating to K-12 students. BCSTA advocates for boards of education by meeting and corresponding with key leaders in education and by raising public awareness. Review BCSTA’s strategic plan for more details on our ongoing advocacy work.
Recent Advocacy Letters
Below you will find some of BCSTA’s most recent letters and correspondence with provincial government and other organizations to advocate for the actions outlined in our resolutions. If you wish to review advocacy content beyond this preview, you can do so by clicking the “letter archive” button above.
[Sent July 31, 2020] A joint letter from BCSTA, BCCPAC, BCASBO, BCPVPA and BCSSA: “On Wednesday, July 29 B.C.’s Minister of Education Rob Fleming and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the comprehensive plan for the reopening all of our province’s schools this September.”
In follow-up to the June 15, 2020 presentation by BC School Trustees Association President Stephanie Higginson, BCSTA provided the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services with some additional information and comments.
[Received February 21, 2020] Director General Van Loon to President Higginson: “The Government of Canada is very concerned about the rapid rise in youth vaping. We are taking further action, including putting in place additional controls through regulations, investing in public education and intensifying enforcement of the legislation.”