• Gender-Neutral Washrooms

    The policies and procedures of Surrey School District state that a guiding principle is that schools and workplaces be safe and caring for all.  All students have the right to safe and private restroom facilities aligned with their gender…

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  • Virtual Union Meetings

    A reminder to be careful if you use the school district’s Microsoft TEAMS platform for union business and meetings. Although Teams is efficient for holding large meetings, be sure about who is in the meeting, do not record the meetings, do not use the chat…

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  • RIP Margie Willers, Past President of the STA

    Sad news – our dear Margie passed away peacefully on Nov 17th, 2020.  She was President of the STA from 1990-92, and was instrumental in bargaining many of the provisions we have today. The 1990 bargaining round was when we won the most significant gains…

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  • “Failures to Fill” Reporting

    As many of you already know, the STA has filed a grievance regarding the District’s practice to direct non-enrolling teachers to cover failures to fill for classroom teachers. The STA has been collecting this data to support this grievance by requesting…

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