Local Specialist Associations
What are LSAs? Well it stands for Local Specialist Association (LSA) which falls under the BCTF’s Provincial Specialist Association (PSA). These organized groups meet and are funded through special local grants from the Saanich Teachers’ Association. A LSA affords opportunity for teachers to discuss specific professional development needs of the group, brainstorm solutions to local problems and to exchange ideas.
How can I form an LSA group in the Comox Valley? Call a meeting of teachers across the district from your specialty area. For example, the Comox Valley Teacher Librarians’ is an active LSA that meets regularly. Once you have a group of interested people you must submit a:
- List of Executive Members
- Proposed plans/expenses for the year
If you cannot get a copy of your PSA’s constitution, go to the following website: http://bctf.ca/bcsca/lsa_resources.htm (follow the link to LSA Constitution Template). This website is maintained by the British Columbia School Counsellors. The link will take you to a template of a constitution. You can fill in the blanks and change the name of the association to match yours. While some edits will be necessary, many of the headings will be the same and in some cases (i.e. Roles of the Executive) no edits will be necessary.
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