Manitoba’s decision to eliminate locally elected school boards will deny communities local autonomy and accountability in public education.
[Sent July 31, 2020] A joint letter from BCSTA, BCCPAC, BCASBO, BCPVPA and BCSSA: “On Wednesday, July 29 B.C.’s Minister of Education Rob Fleming and Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the comprehensive plan for the reopening all of our province’s schools this September.”
In follow-up to the June 15, 2020 presentation by BC School Trustees Association President Stephanie Higginson, BCSTA provided the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services with some additional information and comments.
[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.
BCSTA’s board of directors is deeply disappointed that Premier François Legault’s government has invoked closure on Bill 40 to abolish boards of education in Quebec. Bill 40 removes local representation and accountability from Quebec’s public-school system, leaving students and their caregivers without representation at their local school.
BCSTA President Stephanie Higginson was on hand for a sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) education funding announcement in Burnaby September 7.
On Thursday, June 13, 2019, BCSTA President Stephanie Higginson presented BCSTA’s recommendations to BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance. As part of her presentation, she shared the following document with the committee.
[Sent May 30, 2019] President Higginson to Minister Fleming: “Please find attached to this letter a complete listing of the resolutions passed by the British Columbia School Trustees Association’s membership during our 2019 Annual General Meeting, which occurred within the final week of April. For your convenience, the resolutions have been grouped by themes (i.e., areas