The BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has made it clear that it intends to take control of teacher participation in School Planning Councils. The requirement for a School Planning Council in every school was established by the recently enacted School Amendment Act, 2002. The statute makes provision for a teacher representative from the school staff on that school’s council, but makes no provision for union representation. In a recent “School Staff Alert” BCTF conveys the “advice” of its representative assembly to teachers that the staff representative on councils be a member of the union leadership. BCTF also sets out “guidelines” for teacher members of a School Planning Council.