[Sent November 30, 2021] President Higginson to CSBA President French: “Conversations on substance use education, prevention and intervention are common concerns for students, families and staff in our province’s schools.”
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 November 9, 2021] President Higginson to education degree-granting institutes: “School districts throughout the province repeatedly report difficulties in recruiting new teachers… these ongoing staffing shortages require immediate and collaborative
[Sent March 31, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “This paper was written by BCSTA’s Capital Working Group with input from every board of education in B.C. The report, endorsed
[Sent March 10, 2021] President Higginson to Minister Whiteside: “This short report, written by BCSTA in conjunction with member boards, addresses areas that boards of education feel we will need