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BCSTA Staffing Announcements

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.

Sharing Indigenous Learnings in SD41

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.

Advocacy: School Life Cycle Funding

[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.”