Serving and Supporting BC’s Boards of Education

Advocacy: B.C. Education Groups on Return to School Plan

[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. Our associations jointly wish to express our support for the reopening of all of B.C.’s schools this fall as well as our appreciation for the collaborative approach taken by both the Ministry of Education and the Public Health Office.”

Advocacy: Vape Awareness and Vape Cessation Resources for Youth Response

[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.”

Advocacy: School Site Acquisitions

[Sent January 20, 2020]

President Higginson to Minister of Education Fleming:

“The enclosed discussion paper identifies several specific concerns about school site acquisitions and lists recommendations for government consideration which are intended to address those concerns. The paper was developed as a result of engagement with every Board of Education and input from several boards.”

AGM Speaker Preview

BCSTA’s Professional Learning Committee has been hard at work curating a diverse and exciting professional development program as part of the association’s annual general meeting this April. Below we highlight just some of the speakers that will engage with our members.