Advocacy correspondence

Outgoing advocacy correspondence from trustees at Vancouver School Board:

2016

Sept 21, 2016 - submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for Budget 2017 Consultations 

July 7, 2016 - letter to the Minister of Education re Vancouver Board of Education 2016/17 Operating Budget

May 6, 2016 - statement on 2016/17 Operating Budget

April -18, 2016 - letter to the Minister of Education re: April 15, 2016 Letter - Board Operating Budget

March 17, 2016 - letter to Vancouver Mayor and Council re: Marijuana Dispensaries

March 9, 2016 - letter to Vancouver Liberal MLA's re: Invitation for Meeting - 2016/17 Budget

March 9, 2016 - letter to Vancouver NDP MLA's re: Invitation for Meeting - 2016/17 Budget

March 4, 2016 - letter to the Minister of Education re: 2016/17 Operating Budget and Accumulated Surplus 

March 4, 2016 - letter to BC Premier and Minister of Education re: Request for Meeting - 2016/17 Budget

2015

Dec 21-2015 - letter to Premier, Minister of Education and Minister of Finance

Dec 21, 2015 - letter to Minister Bernier re:  Routine Capital Program

Sept 21, 2015 - submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for Budget 2016 Consultation

June 2, 2015 – letter to Minister Fassbender re: Special Advisor's Report

May 11, 2015 – letter to Minister Fassbender re:VBE Restoration Budget 

May 6, 2015 –  letter to Minister Fassbender re: StrongStart Funding

April 27, 2015 - letter to Minister Fassbender re: VSB seismic commitment

April 27, 2015 - letter to Minister Fassbender re: Bill 11

March 4, 2015 - letter to Minister Fassbender re: the 2015 Provincial Budget

February 17, 2015 - letter to Ministers Fassbender and de Jong inviting them to meet with the Board

February 15, 2015 - letter to the Mayors Council on Regional Transportation re: the Transit Referendum

February 2, 2015 -letter to Minister of Education re: Queen Mary Seismic Project

January 8, 2015 - letter to parents regarding the FSA testing program

2014

December 18, 2014 - letter to Minister of Education re: reversal of funding changes for upgrading course for graduated adults

December 18, 2014 – letter to Premier Clark, Minister Fassbender and Minister de Jong regarding the provincial budget

August 29, 2014 - letter to the Ministry of Education regarding the Seismic Mitigation Project Office

August 20, 2014 - Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Vancouver Project office 

July 8, 2014 - letter to Minister Fassbender and Mr. Iker regarding a call for binding arbitration

June 24, 2014 - letter to Premier Christy Clark, Minister Peter Fassbender and Minister Shirley Bond regarding the appointment of an Industrial Inquiry Commissioner

June 12, 2014 - letter to Premier Christy Clark regarding bargaining with teachers

May 21, 2014 - letter to Premier Christy Clark and Minister Peter Fassbender regarding provincial bargaining

2013

November 27, 2013 - letter to the Premier, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance regarding Education Funding

Sept 20, 2013 - submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for Budget 2014 Consultations

June 18, 2013 - submission to the Minister of Education and all elected Vancouver MLAs re: Invitation to Meet

April 15, 2013 - letter to Minister of Education re: Adult Learners in Independent Schools

March 4, 2013 - submission to Minister of Education on Adult Education Funding to Independent Schools

2012

July 6, 2012 - letter from Education Minister George Abbott re: the Education Guarantee

June 20, 2012 - letter from MLA Robin Austin about the Education Guarantee.

June 18, 2012 - letter from MLA Mary McNeil about the Education Guarantee

May 25, 2012 - letter to Education George Abbott re: Changes to the Education Guarantee

May 25, 2012 - letter to the Mayor of Vancouver, local MLAs and MPs re: Changes to the Education Guarantee

May 25, 2012 - letter to the BC School Trustees Association concerning the changes to the Education Guarantee. 

April 20, 2012 - letter to Education Minister re: playground grants

April 18, 2012 - letter to Education Minister re: Learning Improvement Fund

March 4, 2013 - letter from Education Minister Don McRae re: Adult Education Funding to Independent Schools.

2010

September 15, 2010 - submission to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

August 30, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Meeting request, new initiatives

June 29, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Compliance Budget

June 15, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Ministerial Directive

June 10, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Ministerial Directive

June 10, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Shared Services

June 10, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Special Advisors' Report, preliminary response

May 28, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education and Minister of Housing and Social Development re: Playground Funding Grants

May 27, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Administration costs

May 13, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Meeting request

April 27, 2010 - letter to Minister of Eduation re: Meeting request from board and stakeholders

April 16, 2010 - statement from board chair correcting Minster MacDiarmid's statement to the Province newspaper

April 13, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: VSB operating surplus

April 13, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Surplus student spaces

April 9, 2010 - letter to Minister of Education re: Preliminary operating budget proposals

March 24, 2010 - letter to parents and guardians re: funding shortfall for 2010/2011 preliminary operating budget

Feb. 4, 2010 - letter to Hon. Premier Gordon Campbell re: General Gordon Elementary School seismic renewal

Jan. 22, 2010 - letter to Hon. Premier Gordon Campbell re: General Gordon Elementary School seismic renewal

2009

Dec. 21, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Literacy Innovation Grant

Nov. 24, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Carbon Neutral Commitment and SMARTTool

Nov. 13, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Joint letter from VSB stakeholders regarding funding challenges

Nov. 2, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Class size, class composition report

Oct. 27, 2009 - letter to all VSB staff re: Welcome back for 2009/10 school year; financial challenges

Oct. 26, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: elimination of provincial grant for BC School Sports

Oct. 13, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Provincial funding

Sept. 30, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Holdback funds

Sept. 25, 2009 – letter to Vancouver Mayor and Council re: Motion at the UBCM annual general meeting

Sept. 24, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Reinstatement of AFG

Sept. 24, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: Child Care Minor Capital Funding

Sept. 24, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: request to reinstate the $20 per student grant available to Parent Advisory Councils

Sept. 24, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: consultation required prior to the implementation of full-day Kindergarten

Sept. 24, 2009 – letter to Minister of Health re: Request to reimburse school district for measures put in place related to the spread of H1N1 influenza A

Sept. 24, 2009 – letter to Connie Denesiuk, President BCSTA re: Motions to develop a province-wide advocacy plan

Sept. 22, 2009 – letter to Stephen Hansen, Executive Director, BCSTA re: Proposed resolutions for BCSTA Provincial Council meeting on Oct. 24, 2009

Sept. 21, 2009 - letter to Minister of Education re: Education funding issues

August 11, 2009 – letter to Minister of Children and Family Development and Minister Responsible for Child Care re: express support for children requiring extra resources at the Phil Bouvier Family Centre

August 11, 2009 – letter to Minister of Education re: reductions to provincial grants for Vancouver Public Library

August 5, 2009 – Hon. Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Education re: Thank you letter for meeting

July 1, 2009 – letter to Minister of Eduction re: Annual Facilities Grant

May 4, 2008 – letter to Minister of Education re: Needs Budget

April 20, 2009 – letter to Premier Gordon Campbell re: Operating budget pressures

April 3, 2009 – letter to PAC executive re: support for advocacy and operating budget plan

April 3, 2009 – letter to MLA Shane Simpson re: Funding shortfall and operating budget plan

April 3, 2009 – letter to MLA Adrian Dix re: Funding shortfall and operating budget plan

April 3, 2009 – letter to Hon. Colin Hansen, Minister of Finance re: Funding shortfall and operating budget plan

April 3, 2009 – letter to MLA Spencer Herbert re: Funding shortfall and operating budget plan

April 3, 2009 – letter to MLA Jenny Kwan re: Funding shortfall and operating budget plan

April 3, 2009 – letter to MLA Jenn McGinn re: Funding shortfall and operating budget plan

April 2, 2009 – letter to all VSB staff re: 2009-10 funding shortfall and budget proposals

March 10, 2009 – letter to Premier Gordon Campbell re: Budget brief