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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  • Opportunity for Members: STA Committees

    Committee elections will be occurring at upcoming STARA meeting on Wednesday, October 23. There are vacancies on the following Standing Committees: Anti Poverty Committee – open Awards Committee – 1 spot Health and Safety Committee – 6 spots Indigenous Education committee – open International Solidarity Committee- 1 spot Pension Chair – 1 spot Convention CommitteeRead more

  • Clause of the Week: D.25 Staff Meetings

    It’s nearing that time of the month when most of our staff meetings will be scheduled. Wondering if you have to attend and for how long? Here’s what the article says: D.25.1 ATTENDANCE Whenever practicable, members of a staff shall attend staff meetings called by the supervising Principal / Vice Principal, and further, whenever practicable:Read more

  • Time to Elect Your School Union Representatives!

    Time to Elect Your School Union Representatives!

    Want to get reimbursed for money spent on pro-d? Want to be the first to receive the weekly STA Connection and stay up to date with special opportunities for members and information about our union? Want to learn more about your rights at work? Then you would be perfect for one of the school unionRead more

  • Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    Elementary Teacher-Librarians and Prep Time

    It has come to our attention that some elementary Teacher-Librarians have been assigned to teach more than K – 4/5 prep, as part of the school’s Library Entitlement. This should not be happening. Elementary Teacher-Librarian entitlement is based on the school’s projected enrolment from the previous spring, at a 1:500 ratio. Out of that libraryRead 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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