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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 publ​ic education system for all students and our local communities.

Below are links to correspondence and advocacy efforts from our local Board of Education. Please check the BC School Trustees' Association for advocacy work being performed by trustees across the province.

December 8, 2016
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Mike Bernier requesting an equal funding increase for special needs students in the public system as was announced for special needs students in specialized independent schools, as well as funding support and a collaborative approach to help students suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, etc.
Letter to Minister Bernier re: Special Needs Funding
​​July 7, 2016
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Mike Bernier outlining the Board of Education's reasons for declining the Rural Education Enhancement Funding for Discovery Passage and Oyster River elementary schools.​
Letter to Minister Bernier re: Rural Education Enhancement Funding
​​May 25, 2016
Subject: A letter to Finance Minister Mike de Jong outlining the benefits stable, predictable funding would provide school districts and the province.​
Letter to Minister de Jong re: stable education funding
​​February 3, 2016
Subject: A letter to Education Minister Mike Bernier requesting that the Ministry of Education fully fund additional costs of decisions made at the provincial level and to fully implement the recommendations to address the government funding shortfall of public education contained within the Report on Budget 2016 Consultations.
Letter to Minister Bernier re: funding of provincial decisions and 2016 Budget Consultations​

December 9, 2015
Subject: An open letter providing parents and guardians, district staff and our communities with an update on the process and progress of the SD72 facility plan.
​​An update on the process and progress of the SD72 facility plan​

November 24, 2015

Subject: An open letter to Jim Abram, Director Area C, Strathcona Regional District and other concerned Area C residents regarding School District 72's facilities review and draft facilities plan.
An open letter to Area C Director Jim Abram and  Area C residents from the Board Chair

November 18, 2015

Subject: An open letter to parents and guardians, district staff, and our communities from the Campbell R​iver Board of Education regarding School District 72's facilities review and draft facilities plan.
An open letter to parents, district staff and our communities from the SD72 Board of Education

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