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  • IST Transition Agreement

    Earlier this year, the District served the STA notice under Section 54 of the Labour Relations Code that they wanted to make some IST positions school-based rather than district-based. TheRead more

  • Round 1 Transfers

    There are three parts to the transfer process. The first is the online application. Apply for postings using Employee Self-Serve. The first page includes your personal information. The Collective AgreementRead more

  • Pro-D Funding Draws 

    Because we did not have Professional Development Funding Draws at our Annual General Meetings in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, we are going to be drawing 12 applications atRead more

  • Update on Health & Safety Guidelines 

    With the update to and easing of the Provincial Health Orders on personal gatherings, activities and events, the Ministry of Education has issued the following H&S guidance related to K-12Read more

  • What is Local Specialist Association (LSA)?

    What is an LSA?  L.S.A. stands for Local Specialist Association. An L.S.A. is a local organization of teachers or specialists within a school district who teach in a common subjectRead more

  • If you contract COVID-19

    If WorkSafeBC can link your case to an exposure at school, you are entitled to have most of your sick days reimbursed by WorkSafeBC.  The exact amount of reimbursement willRead more

  • We’re all in this together 

    We want to let you know that you are in our thoughts and that we understand the how hard it must be to be working within a system that doesRead more

  • Reflection on Observing Bargaining by Matthew Kloeble (Betty Huff Elementary)

    I had opportunities this year to participate in both the bargaining conference and to sit in as an observer for a local bargaining session. This was my first time doingRead more

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that STA members have the privilege of working on the unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish peoples, the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), qiqéyt (Qayqayt) and sɛmiˈɑːmuː (Semiahmoo) who have cared for this land for thousands of years, and who continue to care for this land. As educators, we are committed to actions aimed at healing the broken relationship between settlers and Indigenous peoples.

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.