Excellence in Public Education

BCRTA Excellence in Public Education Committee Report

By Charan Gill, Excellence in Public Education Committee Chairperson, Richmond, BC

It seems incredible that another year has gone by so quickly. The Excellence in Public Education Committee has met all of the 2016-2017 objectives as set out by the Board of Directors. The highlight of every year is the presenting of the five BCRTA Golden Star Awards and the one BCRTA/BC Yukon Legion Golden Star Award to the public schools being honoured for the inter-generational work completed in their communities.

All ceremonies have taken place; full write-ups on each will be in future issues of PostScript and will be on the updated web page in the Fall. The application forms have been revised, so if you are talking with any of your active teaching colleagues who have programs involving students and seniors make sure they check out the website www.bcrta.ca for the newest information.

The Committee has also written official BCRTA policy language (Policy 1.4.1) regarding the funding of public education—and is also posted on the website. We hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer — see you at the BCRTA Conference and AGM in September.