Boards at Work

BCSTA’s newest publication, Boards at Work, was created to provide you with success stories that highlight the important contributions boards of education have in supporting our province’s students and the public education system that serves them.

Do you have a lead on something awesome happening your school district? Let us know so we can spread the word!

SD8 Gets Hands-on With Applied Design, Skills and Technologies

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.

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.

RCMP Superintendent Inspires Students in SD44

“The difference between failure and success is one more try.” A high-ranking RCMP officer, who at one time had every reason to give up, recently delivered a confidence boost directly to high school students.

Photo by Kiana Bosman on Unsplash

SD40’s Commitment to Being Anti-Racist

At New Westminster Schools we are proud of the rich and diverse backgrounds our students, staff and families represent. And we’re committed to celebrating that diversity, while we foster and build more inclusive environments.

SD83’s AED Program Continues to Grow

The three year plan to implement automated external defibrillators (AEDs) into SD83 schools got a boost as the Regional District of the North Okanagan (RDNO) donated an AED to Grindrod Elementary School.

Unique Fundraiser in SD72 Gives Back

Move over chocolate-covered almonds or wrapping paper sales, several School District 72 schools have opted for a fundraiser that not only helps their school, but also benefits the community and those in need this fall and winter.