[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
Recreational cannabis is legal for adults 19 and over in British Columbia. Both federal and provincial legislation regulate the consumption and distribution.
During BCSTA’s Academy, which ran from November 29 through to December 1, the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) publicly signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Association and the Ministry.
This summer a renewed BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) was signed between the Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia and First Nations Education Steering Committee.
[Sent September 27, 2018] Joint Partner Letter to Minister Fleming: “In follow-up to your letter of July 13, 2018 to Board Chairs, we would like to respectfully request that the Funding Model Review panel report, including its recommendations, be released to our associations and the other participating partner and stakeholder groups for the purpose of
The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) recently released their Fiscal Sustainability Report for 2018 at the end of September. This report outlines the PBO’s current “assessment of the sustainability of government finances over the long term for the federal government, subnational governments and public pension plans.”
English public education has a long and storied history in Quebec. Today the system has roughly 100,000 students in schools located throughout the province. We strongly believe that quality English public education essential to our future, and that maintaining control and management of that education by means of elected school boards is vital to the
In follow-up to BCSTA President Gordon Swan’s oral report to the Select Standing Committee on Finance, BCSTA submitted the following supplemental written submission to the committee on October 10, 2018.
Please note that this year’s presentations were held to five minutes. BCSTA will be following up with an additional written submission containing more details.