Parents & Students
DTA Letters to Supporters
We want to engage the BC government in discussions that will lead to a negotiated settlement and bring peace and stability back to our schools.
Please contact the Premier, the Minister of Education, your local MLA's and school Board Trustees and let them know what you think of Bill 22. For a complete list of provincial & local government officials, please see the "DTA letter to supporters" by clicking here
A note from your teacher
A report from the BCTF to the members of the legislative assembly
LInk to the BCTF Parents page
BC teachers deserve a fair deal
We can't help your kids without taking a strong stand now.
To view the BC teachers deserve a fair deal flyer please click here
Get your facts straight - BCTF rebuttal to Ministry of Education "Facts"
To view the table showing statements made by the Ministry of Education and the BCTF response to each of the ministry "fact" statements, please click here
A Message to Parents from your Teachers
by the Prince George District Teachers Association
How does Bill 22 The "Education Improvement Act" actually impact classrooms and make class size and compostion worse?
- Bill 22 removes the soft cap of three special needs children per class and will result in worsening class compostion issues resulting in less attention for the learning needs for your child.
- Bill 22 removes the hard cap of 30 students in grade 4 to 7 classrooms paving the way for classes over 30. There will be no upper limit.
- Bill 22 removes the requirement for the Superintendent to publically report on class size and composition so parents will have less information about learning conditions in their school system.
- Bill 22 introduces the "Learning Improvement Fund" to address class composition issues. The fund is $165 million over 4 years. For your child that works out to 29 cents per day next school year.
- Bill 22 makes it illegal for a teacher contract to have any limit on the number of students assigned to a teacher. Your child may be one of hundreds seeking attention from a single teacher.
- Bill 22 makes it illegal for a teacher contract to have any limit on caseloads for Learning Assistance/Support teachers. Teachers may be assigned far more children than they can possibly help.
- Bill 22 makes it illegal for a teacher contract to require hiring to be done by qualifications and experience and lets the school Board hire less qualified non-teaching staff to teach your children.
- Bill 22 makes it illegal for a teacher contract to allow teachers to use their professional judgement and experience in planning lessons and materials. These decisions will be made by people who have not worked with your children and do not know their individual needs.
PD Committee Meeting - May 21, 2013
EI Workshop - May 23, 2013
Staff Rep Assembly - May 27
EC Meeting - May 28, 2013
Retirement Celebration & Dinner - June 10, 2013
EC Meeting - Jun 11, 2013
PD Committee Meeting - Jun 28, 2013