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Media Release: BCSTA Responds to Government’s Investment in Educational Leadership

[Vancouver B.C. – June 13, 2018] The British Columbia School Trustees Association is very supportive of the government’s recent move to invest more in the development of leaders within the K-12 public education system. The Association also looks forward to working with the sector’s various partner associations, along with government, to create a leadership development framework.

“As co-governors of BC’s public education system, we are very supportive of the government’s commitment to leadership development within the K-12 system. This action will have a significant, positive impact on students and staff for years to come,” said Gordon Swan, President of the BC School Trustees Association, as part of a release distributed by the Ministry of Education.

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Advocacy: Request for BC School Sports to Review its Policies

[Sent June 12, 2018]

President Swan to President Allina:

“Our members believe very strongly that all students, regardless of their geographic location, local school configuration, or community attributes should be provided with reasonable opportunities to participate in extracurricular sports…”

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Advocacy: Rights of Indigenous Peoples

[Received June 08, 2018]

Indigenous NAC Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Wild to President Swan:

“I appreciate you writing on behalf of the British Columbia School Trustees Association, and its interest in the Government of Canada’s commitment to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in addition to the ongoing efforts being made toward reconciliation….”

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