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Tackboard

Tackboard, the VSTA newsletter, is produced and distributed to all secondary teachers on a monthly basis from September to June. The newsletter is designed to meet the needs of the VSTA members; therefore, it contains information on an array of subjects, ranging from the VTF Collective Agreement to the President’s message to current news about the state of public education and its implications for local 39. In addition to our usual paper copies distributed to members, a link to the latest version of Tackboard will be emailed via Campaigner.

2016-2017

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#6April 6VSTA Annual General Meeting; National Day of Mourning & BC Schools Project; BCTF AGM 2017 Report; MOA - What does this mean for BC teachers?; The International Day of Pink; Year of the Vote; VSTA Executive Committee Member Description; EHB - Local Plan Will Stay; School Visits
#5March 1March Deadlines; Local vs Provincial Extended Health Benefits Plan; Canadian First: The Life of Won Alexander Cumyow; International Women's Day; 2017-The Year of the Election; Retirement Workshops; Early Retirement Incentive Plan (ERIP); Living with Balance
#4January 26What does MOA E09 mean for Vancouver: TTOC News; Vancouver EHB Plan; Indigenous Perspectives - Alliance & Practice; General Meeting Report; Functioning School Committees SURT; Women's Memorial March; Living with Balance; EdCamp Vancouver; BCTF Conference for New Teachers, New TTOCs, and Student Teachers
#3December 12VSTA General Meeting Notice; Economic Stability Dividend, TTOC News; Classroom Teachers Please Note!; Classroom Carol; Student Vote; BCFED launches new election campaign; BCFED convention congratulates BCTF on court win; Why voting matters; Saying Good Bye to Fall as we Slip into Winter; District Snow Day (Pasi Sahlberg); Vancouver teachers Meet and Greet Vancouver MLAs
#2October 27Teachers' Pension Plan; Approaching Retirement Workshop Schedule, Public Rally in Protest; Joint Statement from Former VSB Trustees; Excerpts from Axed by Christy Clark; First Time Victoria Fired the VSB; CTF teacher resource to open discussion on Truth and Reconciliation; Ed May Social Justice Grants; Marcy Toms' response to Pete McMartin's "This is egalitarian Canada, so why should private schools get public money?"
#1September 29SIF Fees Waived & New Membership Suspended; Tackboard; BCTF Online Museum (The Emphasis Has Changed); Executive Committee 2016-17; New Curriculum Update; Education Must Be a Priority; October Meetings; Change of Salary Category; Provincial Specialist Associations; TTOCS: Reminders for a New Year; Educational Leave; Factor 90 or 65 years of age; insert: Professional Boundaries and the Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media

2015-2016

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#7June 29Thanks Sylvia!; No Change to Extended Health Benefits; VSTA AGM Report; Summer Interview Committees; Rally photos; How Did Vancouver end up in this current school closure crisis?; Retirees 2015-16; Finding a constructive approach to yearly renewal; Labour Day Celebration
#6April 28VSTA AGM Notice; CoDev Solidarity Dinner; Curriculum Feedback Survey; School Union Team Elections; BCTF Recommendations for Graduation Requirements Review: March 2016; Retiring This Year? Check list; ERIP for June 2016; VDLC May Day March & Rally
#5March 8March Post & Fill Deadlines; BCTF AGM; Leaves Bookmark; National Day of Mourning & BC Schools Project; Thanks to NID planners; Sanctuary Schools; Early Retirement Incentrive Plan (ERIP); Factor 90 or 65 yrs of age?; Pension Seminars; Photo of Executive Committee
#4January 28Long Range Facilities Plan; Compassionate Care Leave; It's a Go! (Supreme Court of Canada hearing); Curriculum Implementation Days; BCTF Conference for New Teachers, New TTOCS & Student Teachers; Upcoming Pension Seminars; School Visits
#3December 3VSTA General Meeting; VTF General Meeting; SIF fees are now Overdue; BC FED Report; A New Perspective on the Changing Nature of Work; Curriculum Development; Pension Seminars; Fall Rep Assembly; Sick Leave: Use and Abuse; Violence Against BC Teachers Survey
#2October 29TTOC Pro-D: What's in it for You?; The Professional Development Lens; New Curriculum Update; Health & Wellness; Teaching Supports & Teaching Resources; BCTF Pension Consultation Survey; Factor 90 or 65 yrs of age; Selfie Contest Winners; Compensation if injured/WorkSafeBC/Bullying and Harassment
#1September 24Newer Teacher Induction; BCTF Pension Plan Consultations; Federal Election; Why Vote in this Federal Election; Change of Salary Category; Project of Heart; Provincial Specialist Associations; Salary Indemnity Fund Reminder; Educational Leave; TTOS: Reminders for a new year

2014-2015

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#6June 17Debbie's Goodbye; Retiring Teachers; School Union Team Elections; VSTA AGM Report; Special Advisor's Report: Update
#5April 30VSTA AGM; Bill 11-What could it mean for Education in BC; Ayotzinapa to Ottawa Caravan; VBE Attendance Support Program; SURT Collage; First Nations Acknowledgement; Post & Fill; Retring this Year?
#4March 26VSTA AGM Notice; BCTF AGM 2015-Brief Overview; Transit Plebiscite; Fight for 15; Day of Mourning; Early Retirement Incentive; TeachBC; Factor 90 or 65 yrs of age?
#3February 6VTF General Meeting Notice - School Calendar; The picture in Vancouver Schools; EHB: Where are we now?; VSTA Delegation to BCTF AGM; "Campaigner"; Public Education Funding: Is thinking finally beginning to shift?' Upcoming Pension Seminars; FIGHT for 15; VDLC Int'l Women's Day 2015
#2December 5VSTA General Meeting; A personal reflection on Job Action; SIF fees are now Overdue; Municipal Election; BC FED Convention; Letters of Expectation Grievance Resolve; Letters of Discipline and Personnel Files; TeachBC; Upcoming Pension Seminars; VSTA Executive; Compensation if injured - Worksafe BC.
#1October 30VTF General Meeting Notice; Hello to all the teachers I know (anonymous parent); Change of Salary Category for Teachers; Educational Leave; Election 2014: Looking back to inform our moving forward; Vancouver Voting Info; Ed May Social Justice Grants; Early Retirement Incentive Plan (ERIP); Pension Seminars; Factor 90 or 65 yrs of age.

2013-2014

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#6April 24VSTA Annual General Meeting Notice; ERIP; Post & Fill; Day of Mourning; Factor 90 or 65 years of age?; Letter to Premier Clark and Education Minister Fassbender; Mandatory Group Life Insurance; May Day Rally; BCTF AGM
#5March 10March Deadlines; VSTA Annual General Meeting notice; What was gained?; How might my pension be impacted by a strike?
#4January 30VTF General Meeting Notice; Nurturing the Love of Teaching; Teacher Mentorship; VSTA Delegates to BCTF AGM; Residential Schools & Reconciliation Workshops; Factor 90 or 65 yrs of age?; Did you know (Maternity Leave); Thank a Postal Worker; 2013-14 Class Size & Composition; A World Without Violence; MyBCTF; Contact Info Reminder; Pension Seminars; Celebrating Women (VDLC)
#3December 9General Meeting Notice; Sadly....BC is #1 Again!; School Planning Councils; Did You Know?; Curriculum Update; Executive Committee Vacancies; Pension Seminars; Teacher Mentorship Workshop; New Teachers Workshop
#2October 31Bring Your Own Technology; Health & Safety Updates; A Race to the Bottom (CLC); Educational Leave; Ed May Social Justice Grants; ERIP; Pension Seminars
#1September 26Sick Leave: Use & Abuse; Factor 90 or 65 yrs of age?; PSAs; Truth & Reconciliation: A new way forward; SURT; Change of Salary Category Application Process; Lockouts in your own backyard; SIF

2012-2013

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#6June 7, 2013School Team Elections; Summer Interview Committees; VSTA AGM Report; Voice of BC; Ten Years is No Deal; Teachers' Right to Freedom of Expression Upheld; Public Education Advocacy; Retirement Checklist; Retirees' Dinner; VSTA Scholarship Winners; Ride, Don't Hide
#5April 25, 2013AGM Notice; Post & Fill; Factor 90 of 65 yers of age?; Early Retirement Incentive Plan; Letl's Make Public Education an Election Issue; Bereavement Leave Retroactivity; BCTF AGM, My First AGM; VSTA Scholarships, May Day March
#4February 6, 2013Union Advantage; Every Teacher Project; Women's Memorial March; 88 and Out; February: Bargaining Rights; Winter 2013 RA; Pension Seminars; VDLC Celebrating Women; Delegates to BCTF AGM; New Teachers & Student Teachers Conference
#3December 10, 2012Letters of Expectation; Letters of Discipline; Increase to Teachers' Pension Contributions; Child Poverty; Pension Seminars; BCFED Convention Report; Justice, Not Charity; SIF Reminder
#2October 25, 2012WCB ruling on teachers vs students' games; Ed May Social Justice Grants; UBC Toddler Nutrition Study; SIF Reminder; Improvements to Leave Provisions; ERIP; Ed Leave Opportunities & Deadlines
#1September 27, 2012General Meeting Notice, How I find Joy in teaching, SURT, Compensation if injured, Local and Provincial Bargaining, Class Size/Composition Update