Extracurricular updates

The BCTF has released a document for parents on their reasons for withdrawing from extra-curricular activities:

http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/Parents/SL120419-LtrParentsReExtraCurricular.pdf

The Vancouver Sun Report Card Blog reported, on the topic of parent volunteers taking over extra-curricular activities:

The Education Ministry says an employee sponsor is not a requirement for insurance coverage under the B.C. Schools Protection Program. “It is common management practice and/or district policy to require an employee sponsor as it’s a practical way to ensure the activity is approved by a school district and that the volunteers are recognized by the school. If districts want to maintain employee-sponsor policies for extracurricular activities, it is their choice but it is not a requirement under the Schools Protection Program,” the ministry said.

http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/04/24/some-b-c-school-sports-end-of-year-events-cancelled/

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