December 16, 2019
Announcement: School Board Teacher Salaries in Canada

To: 7 respondents, 4 former registered canvassers, 75 reporters and commentators; 23 trustee candidates and trustees; 29 of the many voters who are very concerned about our "one-size-fits-all" school boards; and 82 generally interested folks including members of the Social Mavrik Federation.

From: Bob Bray, President, Social Mavrik Federation

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CAMPBELL RIVER: Bob Bray presents an infographic, prepared by the BC Teachers' Federation and available on the BCTF facebook page , that compares School Board teacher salaries in 10 provinces and 3 territories.
School Board teacher salaries in Canada
The infographic below is from the facebook page of the British Columbia Teachers' Federation. The BCTF facebook page can be seen here.
A larger version of the School Board salaries infographic can be seen here.

As you know, teacher federations in BC and Ontario are negotiating new 3-year contracts. British Columbia's provincial government mandates a maximum compensation increase of 2% a year from its balanced budget. Ontario's provincial government mandates a maximum compensation increase of 1% a year from its deficit budget.

One of the many advantages of charter schools is that its certified teachers do not ever threaten any job action against their school principal and his or her board of directors. In other words, education stability is built into each and every independent publicly funded charter school.

Here's a thought for Grade 12 students: if a teacher mentions that job action makes sense in a monopoly environment, ask about his or her position on their school board's salary grid. For each qualification level there are 10 yearly steps. Qualification levels include: Bachelor, Bachelor plus two summer school courses, Bachelor plus three summer school course, Master, Master plus a summer school course or two.
Ontario Schools - Education Instability 2019

School Board Public Elementary Schools
  • phase 1 job action began on Tuesday, November 26
  • not completing Term 1 report cards
  • not participating in board or ministry courses outside of school hours
  • phase 2 job action began on Tuesday, December 10
  • not planning any new field trips
  • not collecting money for school activities, except charitable causes
  • issues are special needs students and one early childhood educator in every kindergarten classroom
  • Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario ETFO
  • 83,000 teachers

School Board Public High Schools
  • work to rule began on Tuesday, December 3
  • Strike Day 1 - Wednesday, December 4
  • Strike Day 2 - Wednesday, December 10, against 9 School Boards
  • Contract negotiations resume on December 16 and 17
  • planned one day strike against 9 school boards on Wednesday, December 18
  • that's 9 out of 38 public secular school boards
  • issues are compensation, class size and two required e-learning courses
  • Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation OSSTF
  • 60,000 teachers and education workers
Survey Summary Results
So far 7 citizens in British Columbia have emailed their position on independent publicly funded K-12 charter schools and the results are shown below.



A llow Ministry
Charter Schools

Respondent Demographics

Average Age
Number of Children
Number of Grandchildren
Number of Great Grandchildren

Avg Age=68 C=22 GC=51 GGC=4
Avg Age=0 C=0 GC=0 GGC=0
An easier-to-read summary of emailed questionnaires can be seen here.
You can Support or Oppose Charter Schools
The 10-question questionnaire is just two clicks away.

The first click takes you to a description of the survey and an image of the questionnaire. This first link is:

The second click is to be placed on the questionnaire image which will appear on your screen.

The questionnaire includes four demographic questions, but not the usual demographic questions about level of education and amount of family income. Rather these demographic questions are about the respondent's age plus number of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The school choice issue is a parents rights issue so that the family size of respondents is a useful piece of information.

Survey data will be reported in confidential detail on a web page within the Social Mavrik website. Access to this Survey Report page is password protected.
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Bob Bray, President, Social Mavrik Federation
Phone: 250-900-2422
Mail: 422-1434 Ironwood Street, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 5T5
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The December 9th Announcement that described union trends in Canada, a quote about powerful unions in the government-monopoly school system, and a report on job action in some Ontario schools - can be seen here.
The December 2nd Announcement that described the revised questionnaire and reported on job action in Ontario schools and the unwelcome reappearance in 2019 of systemic education instability - can be seen here.
The November 25th Announcement that launched the email survey, provided a link to the Elections BC summary of 12 initiative petitions since 1995 and reported the end of mediation in the BCTF talks with BCSEA - can be seen here.
The November 18th Announcement that described the 5-month process for the charter school legislative petition and the results of this first taste of direct democracy can be seen here.
The November 11th Announcement that gave the last call for canvassers for this petition and asked the question - Is the Saanich school strike worth it? - can be seen here.
The November 4th Announcement that described how to start a school and quoted that portion of the School Act which recognizes parental choice in education can be seen here.
The October 28th Announcement that unveiled the measure of unhappy parents from the 2018 trustee election as an "Unhappy Rate" of 22% can be seen here.
The October 21st Announcement that identified a gap in independent school choice can be seen here.
The October 14th Announcement that compared neighborhood and charter schools on the basis of leadership, answered the question "is a charter school the same as a private school?", plus described the Go Public Strategy, can be seen here.
The October 7th Announcement that provided an education comparison of neighborhood and charter schools, plus described the School Act and the Independent School Act, can be seen here.
The September 30th Announcement that introduced the Canvasser Action Binder, described 25-year history of Charter Schools in Alberta and listed the 13 Alberta Charter Schools can be seen here.