Serving and Supporting BC’s Boards of Education

Media Release: Provincial Budget Doesn’t Address the Needs of K-12 Students

[Victoria, B.C. – February 28, 2023] Increased capital spending and expanded school food program funding announced today are welcome investments for our public school communities but do little to address shortfalls in operating costs, needed upgrades to existing facilities and the need to support our most vulnerable students.

Advocacy: Letter from Minister Singh

[Received February 10, 2023]

Minister Singh to President Broady:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the new Minister of Education and Child Care and am proud to represent the Surrey-Green Timbers community as MLA. I look forward to building on the great work being done to achieve our vision of a strong education for all British Columbians.”

Advocacy: Inflation and Cost Escalation

[Sent December 14, 2022]

President Broady to Minister Singh:

Through debate and discussion at our meeting of provincial councillors, it was clear that inflationary funding rate adjustments are required to enable districts to continue offering the programs and supports students rely on and expect.”

Advocacy: Funding for Exempt Compensation Grids Response

[Received November 17, 2022]

Minister Whiteside to President Broady:

“I am pleased to let you know that the Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat (PSEC Secretariat) has recently confirmed that the K-12 public education sector has the authority to ‘age’ salary ranges by four percent in 2022, up to and including executive level employee ranges. This may be implemented retroactively to July 1, 2022.”

Advocacy: Premier Eby – Congratulations and Invitation

[Sent November 21, 2022]

President Broady to Premier Eby:

“With many newly elected trustees being sworn in this fall, now is a critical time to establish shared priorities and highlight how we can best support boards of education in their role as co-governors of the province’s public education system.”