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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 4, January/February 2008

Notice to teachers

Were you disciplined by the BC College of Teachers prior to July 1, 2007?

Legislation passed by the provincial government requires the BC College of Teachers to establish an online registry of college discipline. This registry will include the names of college members and a record of reprimands, suspensions, and terminations imposed by the college. The legislation took effect July 1, 2007.

The college has filed a petition in the BC Supreme Court for a determination regarding whether or not the registry is retroactive. In particular, the college has asked the court whether the registry must include:

  • discipline imposed by the college prior to July 1, 2007.
  • discipline where the college previously ordered that the teacher’s name not be publicized.
  • discipline of teachers who ceased to be members of the college prior to July 1, 2007.

If any of these issues affect you, please communicate your concerns to the BCTF legal department by telephone (604-871-2283 or toll free 1-800-663-9163), fax (604-871-2288) or e-mail gbrown@bctf.ca, prior to February 20, 2008.

Please note that the new online discipline registry applies to discipline by the BC College of Teachers only and will not include any employer discipline.


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