View AGM 2020 Register Now The Annual General Meeting will be held on June 10th at 4pm in a virtual format. All members who wish to attend will need to sign up individually as the registration keys are one use only. Please use your surreyschools email for registration. Registration will be open until June 10th at 2:00 pm. The ProD Committee has made the decision to postpone the Professional Development Draw that would normally occur at the STA AGM in May. We know this is a highly anticipated draw that allows for a very unique professional development opportunity and so we will hold the draw at a later date, next school year, when some certainty around travel returns.

Teachers are often the first to wipe away the tears and give emotional support to their students. From collecting funds and organizing countless assignments, to dealing with new technologies and coaching teams after school, teaching is not what it used to be. Classrooms today are complex places.

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  • Preparing for the Online Ratification Vote

    Thank you to all of the Surrey teachers who advocated for public education by wearing red for ed, talking to friends and families, emailing their MLAs, participating in walk-ins and rallies – your support has helped us achieve a tentative agreement in this round of bargaining! As you probably heard, we reached a deal on March 26 which the BCTF Executive Committee is unanimously recommending. Information about theRead more

  • Time to Prepare for Transfer Rounds!

    We have reached an agreement with the District to adjust the transfer round timelines slightly, as seen in the attached document. If you are a teacher with a continuing contract, you are eligible to apply for positions in Rounds 1 and 2. Last year, the STA filed a number of grievances related to the transferRead more

  • Who Speaks for You at the BCTF?

    The BCTF Fall Representative Assembly will be on November 1-2. This is where our elected local representatives will be making important decisions about provincial bargaining. Surrey has six Local Representatives (“Local Reps”, or “LRs”) who will be representing you at RAs: Kevin Amboe (IST, David Brankin) Lizanne Foster (Queen Elizabeth) Rick Kumar (Salish, and alsoRead more

  • TTOC Experience Transfer Credit Deadline Nov. 15

    Your pay increment (step level) is based on your teaching experience. Contract teachers move up one step on the pay scale after 10 months of full-time experience. Incremental increases take place automatically on September 1 and January 1 each year. TTOCs are also eligible to move up the pay scale based on their experience: 17Read more

Grievance: Failures-to-Fill

The STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failure to fill for classroom teachers. The STA is therefore collecting data to support this grievance by requesting that staff reps regularly report failures to fill. In an effort to make this task as quick and efficient as possible, we have created a new format for reporting failures to fill.

The Advocate


The Advocate is a seasonal publication for members. The Advocate contains a report from the President, information from the table officers, updates, and information on current educational issues and issues of importance to Surrey teachers.

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