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New Executive Committee members to be elected at Representative Assembly
Members of the Representative Assembly will vote in a by-election November 2–3, 2018 to fill two Member-at-Large vacancies on the BCTF Executive Committee. According to BCTF By-law 5.5, the RA is empowered to hold an election to fill a seat on the EC that has been vacated, with the term for the incoming EC member extending to the end of June of that school year. Due to two recent resignations, the positions to be filled are as follows: One Member-at-Large position and one Member-at-Large position designated for a racialized member. Eight candidates had filed the required nomination forms by the deadline. Read their bios and candidate statements here

BCTF submits funding recommendations to government committee 
To help solve the chronic underfunding problems facing our schools, many of which are holdovers from the previous BC Liberal government, the BCTF made 17 recommendations to the Legislative Assembly’s finance committee. The recommendations deal with adequate overall funding, support for all children with special needs, seismic upgrades, and required resources to support the new curriculum. Some of the most pressing recommendations deal with the ongoing teacher shortage in BC. Read the news release to get all the details.  

BCTF policy statement on inclusive education for students with special needs
At the BCTF’s 2018 Annual General Meeting, the Federation re-affirmed its commitment to the inclusion of all students in British Columbia’s public schools. The policy specifically states that “every student can learn, and every student is entitled to an appropriate education and full range of education services in their community.” More...

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