Media Releases

Media releases are distributed to newspapers and media organizations across the province. They provide up-to-date information on BCSTA positions and responses to current events in education.

Recent Media Releases

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Media Release: School Trustees Pleased Education Remains a B.C. Budget Priority

[Victoria, B.C. – February 18, 2020] Once again, today’s provincial budget has delivered another year of stable and predictable funding for B.C.’s 60 public school districts. The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) is pleased to see continued funding for growing student enrollment as well as for additional classroom space in the 2020/2021 school year.

Media Release: Trustees Celebrate New Regulations Targeting Teen Vaping

[Victoria, B.C. – November 14, 2019] New regulations and resources designed to take action against youth vaping are a positive step in the right direction say B.C.’s school trustees. “Vaping is a serious community health issue that has made its way into our schools. B.C.’s boards of education are pleased with this comprehensive plan from government

Media Release: BCSTA and UBCM Sign Updated Protocol on Consultation and Cooperation

[Vancouver, BC – September 26 2019] An updated agreement between the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) and the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) was signed at UBCM’s annual convention in Vancouver today. The protocol outlines areas of common interest for both organizations, and commits both parties to a collaborative, cooperative relationship.