[Vancouver, B.C. – May 5, 2021] Suzanne Hoffman is the new incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA).
Jodi Olstead, BCSTA’s director of finance and human resources, will be retiring as of July 31, 2021. Elaine Teng, currently BCSTA’s assistant to finance, will be assuming the role of director of finance effective August 1, 2021.
Each year BCSTA selects graduating B.C. public school students who have displayed exemplary citizenship within their school and community as recipients of the BCSTA Student Citizenship Scholarship.
Abbi’s decision to get into trades was influenced by her grandfather. “He always liked cars and worked in car dealerships. He played a major role in my upbringing and so I always wanted to do everything he was doing.”
Seycove Secondary’s Social Justice 12 is a course that teaches students they are never too young to make a difference in the world.
[Victoria, B.C. – April 20, 2021] Boards of education are pleased that K-12 education continues to be a priority for government but are concerned that funds announced today will only partially cover increased operating costs in school districts.
Students at Salmo Elementary school are lining up at lunch recess with cardboard in hand these days. They are patiently waiting for their turn to try out the new Glowforge laser cutter, a new tool recently donated to the school from the School District 8 – Kootenay Lake’s Innovative Learning Department.
The district’s Indigenous Education Program has joined together with Elders, other leaders and educators to find new ways to share Indigenous learnings and culture during the pandemic. What follows are some examples of the creative ways Indigenous teachings are being shared both outside and virtually.
[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 by our board of directors, focuses on the province-wide need to address steadily increasing levels of deferred life cycle maintenance.”
School District 73 (Kamloops-Thompson) has implemented policy changes, staff training and new education resources in response to a 2020 petition to teach Black history and experiences.