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Advocacy Correspondence

Advocacy correspondence from/to trustees at Vancouver School Board:

2020

June 26, 2020 - Budget 2021 Consultation - Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

January 23, 2020 - Letter to Ministry of Transportation regarding Transportation Funding

January 23, 2020 - Letters to Provincial Ministers of Education and Transportation, the Federal Minister of Transportation and Vancouver Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) regarding Transportation Advocacy (this is sample letter sent to Ministry of Education)

2019

December 11, 2019 - Letter to Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance regarding Public Education Funding

September 9, 2019 - Letter from Ministry of Education on Board Motions regarding MOU on Seismic Projects and Trustee on Vancouver Project Steering Committee

August 29, 2019 - Letter from Ministry of Children and Family Development on Expansion of United Way School's Out Program

July 15, 2019 - Letter to Minister of Education from Board Chair Fraser on Expansion of United Way School's Out Program

July 4, 2019 - Letter to Minister of Education from Board Chair Fraser on Annual Library Funding

June 30, 2019 - Budget 2020 Consultation - Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

May 23, 2019 - Letter from Mayor Kennedy Stewart in response to Request for Funding for Eric Hamber Secondary School

May 16, 2019 - Letter from Mayor's Council in response to letter dated April 29, 2019 regarding All on Board Request

Apr 29, 2019 - Letter to Mayor of New Westminster from Board Chair Fraser in response to All on Board Request.

Apr 25, 2019 - Letter to Minister of Education from Board Chair Fraser on the Eric Hamber Secondary School Seismic Replacement Project.

Apr 25, 2019 - Letter to Mayor Stewart from Board Chair Fraser on the Eric Hamber Secondary School Seismic Replacement Project.

Apr 3, 2019 - Response from Minister Fleming on the Funding Model Themes and Recommendations.

Mar 28, 2019 - Letter to Minister Fleming from Board Chair Fraser in response to a request for feedback on the Funding Model Themes & Recommendations. 

Feb 4, 2019 - Letter to MPs and MLAs about English Language Learner Consortium

2018

Nov 30, 2018 - Response from Minister Rob Fleming to letter on Ministry Area Standards

Nov 5, 2018 - Ministry Area Standards

Oct 12, 2018 - Funding for the elimination of lead in drinking water

Oct 11, 2018 - Submission to Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Budget 2019 Consultation

Sept 12, 2018 -  Response from Minister Rob Fleming to letter on Funding of Private School 

June 22, 2018 - Funding of Private School

May 25, 2018 - Amendment No. 1 Ministry Response to the Annual Five-Year Capital Plan  - Submission for 2018/19, dated April 9, 2018

May 11, 2018 - response from PSEC Secretariat to letter on impact of Employer Health Tax

March 5, 2018  – letter to Ministers of Finance and Education about impact of Employer Health Tax

January 3, 2018 - letter to MP Don Davies advocating for funding for Settlement Workers in Schools program

2017

December 20, 2017 – letter to Minister of Education about expanding childcare in new schools and seismic upgrades

December 8, 2017 -  letter to Minister of Education about recruitment and retention challenges

Oct 13, 2017 - submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services for Budget 2018 Consultations

July 26, 2017 - letter to Minister of Education requesting meeting about VSB's unique challenges

July 26, 2017 - letter to Deputy Minister of Education requesting meeting about VSB's unique challenges

2016

Nov 23, 2016 - letter to Mayor and Council re VSB representation on City of Vancouver advisory committees

Nov 14, 2016 - letter to Mayor and Council re: Motion on Notice about VSB repreentation on advisory committees

Nov 4, 2016 - letter to Minister of Education inviting him to visit Vancouver Project Office to discuss seismic upgrading

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

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