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Correspondence & Advocacy

Current Issues & Advocacy Efforts

The Board of Education meets with key educational leaders and municipal and provincial ministries and authorities to raise awareness about policies and decisions that impact students and learning. Trustees advocate for a first-class public education system for all students and our local communities.

Below are links to correspondence and advocacy efforts from our local Board of Education.

September 15, 2021
Subject: A letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that the federal government provide funding to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in schools

September 15, 2021
Subject: A letter to Premier John Horgan asking that the provincial government provide funding to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 in schools

September 15, 2021
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside to request that the rural transportation subsidy amount to Cortes students be reviewed.

December 2, 2020
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside asking that school employees be considered front-line workers and given a high level of priority for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Also subsequently sent on Dec. 9 to Health Minister Adrian Dix and North Island MLA Michele Babchuk.

November 10, 2020
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Rob Fleming calling on the ministry to restrict the use of  Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) results to school districts only and presenting five recommendations.

January 31, 2020
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Rob Fleming (copied to Premier John Horgan, Minister of Finance Carole James, MLA Claire Trevena, Deputy Minister Reg Bawa) continuing to express concerns regarding the new funding formula, particularly the move from FTE to headcount and a prevalence model for students with special needs.

March 19, 2019
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Rob Fleming providing the Board of Education's input into the recently released funding panel recommendation report.

March 20, 2018
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Rob Fleming regarding the payroll tax introduced in the provincial government's budget and its negative implication for School District 72.

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