Sep 8 – Teachers’ union says SOGI 123 debate by Chilliwack trustee candidates is irrelevant -by Paul Henderson

“School boards cannot prohibit or exclude resources. That is outside their power”: CTA, BCTF

But that is directly refuted by this excerpt:

While the CTA president was adamant, according to his communication with the BCTF, that the school board has no authority to stop the use of provincial resources such as SOGI 123, the Ministry of Education doesn’t quite agree.

“While teachers have some autonomy when choosing resources to use in their classrooms, they do have to comply with the rules of their boards,” a ministry spokesperson said via email, adding that while the Ministry is a supportive partner of the SOGI 123 set of resources, it does not mandate use of any specific resources.