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 We are introducing a new feature to our Quicklinks section located on the web site’s main page with the addition of BCSTA’s weekly e-Digest Newsletter which contains important news, updates and information in a short, easy to read format.   The February 2, 2012 BCSTA e-Digest Newsletter is now available for your interest by accessing the Quicklinks section. 

For your information …. the BCSTA or British Columbia School Trustees Association serves and supports their members, BC’s 60 boards of education, in their key work of improving student achievement.  At the local level, as boards seek to engage their communities in this work, BCSTA provides professional development, legal counsel and communications.  Provincially, their nonprofit Association acts as boards’ strong, unified voice in advocating to government, other education partners and the public on matters affecting public education.

Their members set the directions for advocacy and all other aspects of BCSTA’s work on their behalf.  Members do this via resolutions at our annual general meeting in the spring, and at smaller, Provincial Council governance meetings over the year.  Members enact bylaws to govern BCSTA’s internal procedures, and policies to guide our advocacy.  As well as being a comprehensive guide to trusteeship in British Columbia, BCSTA’s Key Work Resources Manual sets out the work of our Association and the details of our governance.

The mission of the BCSTA is to support and advocate for effective public boards of education in British Columbia. Our mission is driven by the following beliefs:

  1. A a high-quality public education system is the foundation of a democratic society.
  2. Improving student achievement is the key work of locally elected boards of education.
  3. The interests of BC students are best met through local decision-making with an engaged community.
  4. Providing a strong, representative voice for boards of education throughout the province is important.
  5. Helping to build effective boards of education by providing development, communications and support services continues to be a vital role.

For more information visit BCSTA’s web site at

Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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