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May 7, 2021
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Monday, April 12, 2021
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Summer PD Townhall The STA office will be presenting a summer Pro-D Townhall on April 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm via Zoom. This will be an open forum for you to ask questions and share ideas with other Pro-D reps. Topics that may be covered are organizing Whole Staff Pro-D activities, application process FAQs, summer Pro-D, etc. Summer Pro-D Townhall Register now Virtual SGM/STARA Oct 2020 The next Special General Meeting and STARA is on April 21, 2021 at 4 pm via Zoom.

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Look forward to “seeing” you there.
Special General Meeting and STARA
Knit Chat Wine Night STA Status of Women Committee's Velma Moore, STA Status of Women committee member, is eager to get back to knitting and chatting with Surrey teachers! Grab your needles and some yarn and safely connect with us from the comfort of your home. Open to all levels of knitters, beginners can learn something new, and those with more experience can enjoy the company while you work on your own projects. This BYOB event happens weekly at 7:00 pm on Fridays starting April 9, 2021! Knit, Chat, and Wine Night! Register now

Latest News

  • Snack money?

    Each year the STA budgets so school staffs can claim some costs of snacks for in-school union meetings. Since we can’t be sharing food or even meeting in person this year, the Exec decided the money budgeted for that should be distributed to schools to be used as the STA reps and members in each siteRead more

  • 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 identity. The STA has asked every school health and safety committee to recommend one gender-neutral bathroom for students and aRead more

  • 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 feature (which could leave a permanent record of comments), andRead more

  • 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 in 40 years of bargaining before and after, and MargieRead more

  • “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 that staff reps regularly report failures to fill via this link found on our homepage underRead more

  • Communications Coordinator Introduction

    My name is Adilah Abdirahman and I would like to introduce myself as your new Communications Coordinator. This is my second year with the Surrey School District and I currently serve as a Local Representative on the 2020-2021 Executive Committee. By training, I am an English teacher and hold a Master of Education from YorkRead 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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