BCSTA can help boards of education engaged in organizational development with member support activities from a variety of experts in the following fields:
- Organizational and financial reviews
- Mediation and arbitration
- Administrative reviews
- School configurations reports
- Strategic planning
- Superintendent search and evaluation
- Communication reviews
Contact Suzanne Hoffman, CEO for more information about BCSTA’s support services.
BCSTA’s Legal Services Department provides a first point of contact for boards seeking guidance in legal, policy and governance matters. Requests from individual boards of education for summary legal advice are dealt with directly through BCSTA’s in-house lawyer at no cost to members. In addition, BCSTA’s Legal Services Department provides legal and policy advice of provincial consequence to all member boards of education. For example, legal counsel regularly distributes legal and policy-related publications to member boards, including updates on legislation, school trustee election information, and templates for board policies and bylaws. Legal counsel presents on legal, policy and governance topics at BCSTA events as well as at events of partner organizations. Legal counsel also represents the association on external committees including the Schools Protection Program Advisory Committee, BCTF/BCSTA Group Life Insurance Committee and the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act Technical Advisory Committee.
Group Life Insurance Plan