Serving and Supporting BC’s Boards of Education
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Advocacy:School Boards and Democratic Rights

[Sent February 22, 2018]

 Joint CSBA Letter to NS Premier McNeil:

“The CSBA, representing School Boards from across Canada, is incredibly disappointed by your government’s decision to abolish locally elected school boards…”

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Media Release: BCSTA Response to the 2018 Provincial Budget

[Vancouver, B.C. – February 20, 2018] Today’s provincial budget appears to have delivered a stable year ahead for British Columbia’s sixty public school districts, along with some significant improvements in funding for future capital construction projects.

The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) recognizes the importance of balanced budgets for our province, but supports increased spending on K-12 public education as a wise investment on behalf of both taxpayers and families.

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Advocacy: Review of BCPSEA Governance

[Received February 19, 2018]

Minister Fleming to President Swan and Board Members:

“Please accept my appreciation for BCSTA’s positive engagement and significant contribution to the review of the public sector employer association’s governance…”

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Advocacy: Return of Elected Trustees to the Board

[Received February 14, 2018]

BCPSEA CEO Del Negro to President Swan:

“Thank you for your letter of January 30, 2018. The process is now underway to formally bring into effect the amendments to the bylaws pursuant to the motion adopted by the BCPSEA members…”

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Media Release: BCSTA Responds to B.C. Government’s Throne Speech

[Vancouver, B.C. – February 14, 2018] On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, the government’s speech from the throne highlighted the need for British Columbia to invest in our children and youth. To quote from the speech: “Education is the great equalizer. From young students eager to learn, to adults training to earn the skills they need to join the workforce, an investment in education is an investment in our future.”

It was left unclear, however, how these words will translate into tangible action by the current government.

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Advocacy: Decision to Eliminate NS Boards

[Sent February 5, 2018]

President Swan to the Minister Churchill:

“On behalf of the BCSTA, and the 60 member boards of education we represent, I wish to share our collective disappointment in recent developments stemming from decisions made by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development…”

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