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