The STA Membership is made up of 6,600+ public school teachers in Surrey, British Columbia. Members determine the direction of the STA by participating at General Meetings.
A General Meeting held at least three times per year makes key decisions such as the annual budget, changes to the by-laws, and electing the Executive Committee. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in May of each school year while Special General Meetings (SGM) are held every November, January, and when necessary.
Site-based union representatives are an essential link between the STA and its members. Staff Reps, Health & Safety Reps, Pro-D Reps and Staff Committee Chairs are all site-based union representatives. Every site elects their union representatives to support members.
Staff Reps are elected by members to represent their school/site at STA Representative Assembly (STARA) where they can bring forward their concerns. STARA is held every month and also has key decision making responsibilities such as [insert example].
The Executive Committee is made up of 22 teachers. Nine teachers are Full-Time Table Officers and 13 are members who volunteer in their roles. The Executive Committee meet bi-weekly and has the overall responsibility for the running of the STA.
Full-Time Table Officers have the responsibility for the day-to-day affairs with the President at the helm for the supervision of the association.