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Media Release: BCSTA Installs New Board of Directors

Garibaldi lake

[Richmond B.C. – April 22, 2017] The British Columbia School Trustees Association held their 113th Annual General Meeting at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel at Richmond, B.C. At the AGM’s business session on April 22, 2017, the membership voted for the 2017-18 Board of Directors: President: Gordon Swan, SD58 (Nicola-Similkameen) Vice-President: Stephanie Higginson, SD68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) Past President: Teresa Rezansoff,

Media Release: BCSTA Celebrates Education Week 2017

Student works in the electronics lab

[Vancouver, B.C. – March 10, 2017] The B.C. Ministry of Education has designated March 6-10, 2017 as Education Week. In response to this announcement, the B.C. School Trustees Association is highlighting several success stories that celebrate K-12 public education in the province. The stories are as follows: Student refugees make a new start in Abbotsford schools Bulkley Valley

Media Release: BCSTA Pleased BC Budget Speaks to the Importance of Public Education

crowd at bcsta event

[Victoria, B.C. – February 21, 2017] The announcement today of $740 million additional dollars for K-12 education over the next three years is a significant step toward meeting the overall needs of B.C.’s students and schools. BCSTA was pleased to hear from Minister of Finance Mike de Jong that education is “the single most important service government operates

Media Release: BCSTA Pleased with $50 Million to Fund Priority Measures in School Districts

signed agreement with BC Ministry of Education

[Vancouver, B.C. – January 5, 2017] Teresa Rezansoff, President of the British Columbia School Trustee’s Association, is supportive of today’s announcement that $50 million be allocated to BC school districts this January. The action is a first response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling this past December in favour of the BC Teachers’ Federation.  “Although these funds