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BCSTA RESOLUTIONS TRACKING – OCTOBER 2015 & FEBRUARY 2016 PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETINGS

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SPONSOR

MOTION

9.1
Res 54
Oct 2015

Safe Stop
Program

SD60 (Peace
River North)

That BCSTA urge the Ministry of
Transportation & Infrastructure
and ICBC to increase the penalty
for failing to stop for a school
bus to 6 demerit points and a
$368 fine.

Letter to the
Ministry of T&I as
well as ICBC.
Support from
ASTSBC for this
issue.

ACTION

No action taken by government on this
issue to date but the issue is under review
to making changes in the near future.
Significant additional concerns have been
raised at the local level gaining some
media coverage.

OUTCOME

9.5
Res 58
Oct 2015

Executive
Compensation

SD45 (West
Vancouver)

That BCSTA request the Ministry of
Finance
and
Public
Sector
Employers Council (PSEC) amend
the current salary freeze on exempt
staff compensation by allowing
school districts to provide executive
staff members with salary increases.

Previous letter to
MOF, PSEC and
MOE. Direct
meetings with PSEC,
BCPSEA and MOE to
discuss concerns.
Raised by BCSTA
reps to BCPSEA
advisory committee.

The current Ministry of Finance initiated
freeze on exempt compensation has been
modified somewhat to provide
opportunities for modest increases for
most staff in 2015 and 2016. Further
changes (including S-Ts and Asst Sups)
being contemplated but not assured.
Funding also remains a significant concern.

9.6
Res 59
Oct 2015

Principal and
Vice-Principal
Compensation

Submitted by:
SD45 (West
Vancouver)

That BCSTA request the Ministry of
Finance
and
Public
Sector
Employers’ Council (PSEC) amend
the current salary freeze on exempt
staff compensation and support the
transitioning of school and district
vice-principals and principals to the
grids recommended in the BCSPEA
Exempt
Staff
Compensation
Working Group (ESCWG) report.

Previous letter to
MOF, PSEC and
MDE. Meetings with
MOE, PSEC and
BCPSEA to request
changes. BCPSEA
advisory committee
input provided.

The current freeze on exempt
compensation has been modified
somewhat to provide opportunities for
modest increases for most staff in 2015
and 2016. Further changes (including S-Ts
and Asst Sups) being contemplated, but
not assured. PSEC has announced
immediate discussion for transition to
ESCWG salary grid in the near future.
Funding remains a significant ongoing
concern.

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OUTCOME

10.1
Res 60
Oct 2015

Late Motion:
Provincial
Funding for
Executive &
Management
Staff
Compensation

SD44 (North
Vancouver)

That BCSTA advocate for the
provincial government to (a) amend
the exempt staff compensation
freeze to permit boards of education
to provide compensation increases
to all executive staff; and (b)
provide boards of education with full
funding for the cost of providing
exempt staff with compensation
increases.

Previous letter to
MOF, PSEC and
MOE. Meetings with
MOE, PSEC and
BCPSEA to review
concerns.

The current freeze on exempt
compensation has been modified
somewhat to provide opportunities for
modest increases for most staff in 2015
and 2016. Further changes (including S-Ts
and Asst Sups) being contemplated, but
not assured. Funding remains a significant
ongoing concern with no assurance from
either the MoF or MoE as to the provision
of additional financial resources to meet
any compensation improvement.
Compensation improvements remain
optional on a district-by-district basis.

9.1
Res 11
Feb 2016

Emergent
Provincial
Curriculum
Development,
Funding and
Implementation

SD63 (Saanich)
Tabled by
Provincial
Council
Assembly

That BCSTA urge the Ministry of
Education to invest in the
successful implementation of the
new B.C. Ed. Plan by providing
districts with additional funds
earmarked for part-time teachers
and TTOC professional
development opportunities.

Carried as Amended
Letter to Ministry of
Education

Letter to the MOE requesting the change in
funding as well as direct discussion with
the DM.

10.1
Res 12
Feb 2016

Block Funding
and Holdback
Funding

Fraser Valley
Branch

That BCSTA confer with the Ministry
of Education and Ministry of Finance
regarding the increase of student
enrollment in K-12 public schools in
the province and the long term
effects of this increased enrollment
on the block funding and holdback
funding for boards of education.

Carried

Request to meet with the MOE and MOF
regarding increasingly enrollment and
impact on school district budgets. Minister
of Education has committed in writing to
funding for all additional students beyond
resources available within the holdback.

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10.2
Res 13
Feb 2016

Compensation
Increase for
Principals and
Vice-Principals

SD23 (Central
Okanagan)

That BCSTA urge the Ministry of
Education to fully fund the costs
incurred by boards of education to
provide the modest, differentiated
compensation
increases
for
principals and vice-principals which
were recently approved by the
Public Sector Employers’ Council
(“PSEC”).

Carried

ACTION

10.3
Res 14
Feb 2016

First Nations
Language
Curriculum
Approval

SD50 (Haida
Gwaii)

That BCSTA requests that the
Ministry of Education expedite the
approval of Integrated Resource
Packages
for
Indigenous
Languages,
and
provide
a
reasonable date of completion for
each First Nation Language course
submission which is made by a
board of education.

Carried

10.5
Res 16
Feb 2016

Support for
Refugees

SD33
(Chilliwack)

That BCSTA urge the Provincial
Government to ensure: there are
additional mental health supports in
place for all refugee students in K12 arriving in B.C.; and there is a
process in place to coordinate public
education services with the refugee
services.

Carried as Amended

Letter to Ministry of
Education

Letter to Deputy
Minister of
Education

Letter to Ministry of
Health and Ministry
of Education

OUTCOME

Letter to the Minister (MOE) as well as a
request to discuss the issue directly with
the minister and DM. Raised at multiple
meetings with MOE, PSEC and BCPSEA.

Letter to Deputy Minister (MOE) as well as
a request to discuss the issue directly with
the DM and the appropriate MOE staff.

Letter to Minister of Health and Education
as well as coordinating provincial service
contact for refugees. Request to meet
directly with MOE representative to
provincial refugee committee. Referral of
general issue to BCSTA committee on
refugees for follow-up. Meeting with
representative of mental health coalition.

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10.6
Res 17
Feb 2016

My Education BC

Vista Branch

That BCSTA urge the Ministry of
Education to seek a resolution with
compensation for boards from
Fujistsu (My Education BC) for
failing to meet the performance
requirements of its contract with the
Ministry of Education and that such
compensation
should
address
unanticipated costs associated with
system performance issues.

Carried

ACTION

Initiated discussion with DM to ascertain
current status of project and
compensation. Follow-up with formal
request to Minister regarding Fujitsu
compensation to school districts for extra
costs. Also raised issue with MOE project
coordinating committee. Awaiting update
from the MOE as to outcome.

OUTCOME

11.1
Res 19
Feb 2016

Child and Youth
Mental Health in
BC Report

SD37 (Delta)

That
BCSTA
endorse
the
recommendations of the report of
the Select Standing Committee on
Children and Youth:
Child and
Youth Mental health in BC that was
released January 27, 2016.

Referred at AGM

Included on AGM 2016 business agenda
for discussion.

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