BCSTA’s board of directors is saddened to hear that Quebec has decided to move forward with the elimination of French language boards of education. The tabling of Bill 40, which seeks to eliminate French speaking boards in their province, removes local representation from the public-school system.
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
In February of this year, the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages released a study it had commissioned on supply and demand of French Second Language (FSL) teachers in Canada. The study was led by the Canadian Parents for French and conducted by researchers from across Canada, including Mimi Masson, Elizabeth Larson, Paule Desgroseilliers,
[Sent March 19, 2019] President Swan to Minister Fleming: “With Boards of Education providing their reviews of the independent review panel recommendations, and the working group review processes now underway, I wanted to reiterate BCSTA’s support for the review and redevelopment of the funding distribution model for K-12 public education.”
[Vancouver, BC – February 19, 2019] Today’s provincial budget has once again delivered a stable year ahead for British Columbia’s 60 public school districts by funding growing student enrollment as well as the school buildings needed to house them. The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) supports this significantly increased spending on K-12 public education
[Vancouver, B.C. – February 14, 2019] Affirmation of the current positive direction for K-12 education in B.C. is the theme of this week’s provincial speech from the throne, in the opinion of BCSTA President Gordon Swan. As stated by Premier John Horgan in a subsequent press release, “People deserve the opportunity to build a good