b'Funding for Exempt Staff This election marked the first time that board members were elected to two-year terms. The next election will take Traditionally, school districts have funded increases forplace at AGM 2025.exempt staff from their operational budgets. Last year, and again for 2023/23, to align with the teacher and supportVirtual Orientationsstaff agreements, the government has provided funds to support these performance-based increases.BCSTA provided members with four virtual orientations over the past year, touching on the subjects of governance, Major Events and Board working with people and relations with First Nations. Recordings are available for members via the HUB, and of Director Elections CSBA members may reach out to CEO Suzanne Hoffman for access. Three additional orientations have been planned: BCSTA held a New Trustee Orientation and AcademyOctober 3, 57 pm December 1-3. The event was a major success and was headlined by keynote speaker Chief Cadmus DelormeValues-Based, Evidence-Informed Decision Makingof the Cowessess First Nation, who explored how it took November 16, 57 pmunmarked graves at former residential schools for manyPlanning for Student SuccessCanadians to admit they need to learn more about the January 18, 57 pm truth between Indigenous people and Canada. The event allowed new and returning trustees an opportunity toFinancial & Resource Managementnetwork and grow throughout the event, which included a world caf networking event to start the pre-conference. Learning GuidesBCSTAs annual general meeting (AGM)took place April 27-30BCSTA continues to update our members-only Learning and focused on encouraging trustees to level up their skillsGuide, with our latest module on Student Success going through professional development opportunities alongsidelive in April. Other subjects include communication, our regular business session. We were very pleased to havedevelopment and leadership, governance, Indigenous Jody Wilson-Raybould join us to discuss True Reconciliationeducation and legal accountability. The final module, as our keynote speaker. Her unique perspective on Vision, Planning, Improvement & Reporting for Boards of Indigenous rights and reconciliation, democracy andEducation, will be posted before the end of the current governance, leadership and justice was greatly appreciated.school year. As the guides remain exclusive to BCSTAs Dr. Yong Zhao also presented to delegates, focusing hismembership, CSBA members may reach out to CEO talk on students as owners of learning and partners ofSuzanne Hoffman for access.educational change. The report of proceedings can be found on our members site. A total of 35 motions wereStrategic Plandebated during the business session. BCSTAs leadershipBCSTAs 2022-25 strategic plan is a living document that are establishing strategies to follow up with governmenthighlights our three primary goal areas:regarding the resolutions passed at the AGM.BCSTAs board of directors for 2022-25 were also elected Student outcomesduring our AGM. Carolyn Broady was acclaimed as the Indigenous relations and reconciliationassociations president, and Tracy Loffler as vice-president. Diversity, equity and inclusion.The current board, who were all re-elected is as follows: The plan also affirms our commitment to anti-racism,Carolyn Broady, presidentWest Vancouver supporting diversity and our ongoing relationshipTracy Loffler, vice-presidentMission and advocacy work. Following our AGM, the board isJohn Chenoweth, directorNicola-Similkameen establishing updates for the plan. Download the currentJane Fearing, directorRocky Mountain version here. Bob Holmes, directorSurrey Jen Mezei, directorBurnaby Allison Watson, directorSooke Suzanne Hoffman, CEOBCSTA (non-voting)'