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District Parent Advisory Council

2019-2020 DPAC Meetings: 7 pm - rotating schools

September 26

Elphinstone Secondary

October 24

Chatelech Secondary

November 28

Chatelech Secondary

January 23

Elphinstone Secondary

February 27

Chatelech Secondary

April 23

Zoom Meeting

May 28

TBD

DPAC Executive

Jo Thomson
Matthew Rockell

Vice-Chair

Amy Robinson

Secretary

SCOTT DAVIS

Treasurer

TBD

Parent Representative to the Operations Committee

TBD

Parent Representative to the Education Committee

Marilyn Baines

Parent Representative to the Healthy Schools Committee

Stephanie Murawsky

District Family Engagement Committee

Sarah Bradley

District Family Engagement Committee

What is DPAC? What is a PAC?

Each school in our district is required to have a Parent Advisory Council (PAC). The role for the council is to advise the principal about the parent community’s thoughts on school matters. All meetings are public and any parent or guardian of the school is welcome to attend. Specific issues or concerns regarding individual students are not handled at PAC meetings. Contacting the principal to schedule a meeting is more appropriate for those issues.

At the district level, the DPAC (District Parent Advisory Council) is an opportunity for parents, principals, senior administration and trustees to learn together about how we can support our schools right across the district to be as effective as possible. We have presentations on curriculum issues, operational issues (budget, staffing, facilities) and conversations about parent and guardian perspective of where we should be focusing our efforts in our district.

Each PAC is encouraged to send a delegate or two (or more!) to the DPAC meeting.

Read the DPAC brochure

Want to find out more about DPAC?  Visit the website of the provincial PAC body, BCCPAC (BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils).

Other documents that will help you understand the DPAC’s role: Ministry of Education Manual of School Law (go to Division 2 – Parents, once you download the School Act in the Manual of School Law).

Sunshine Coast DPAC Constitution and Bylaws: 2019 Revised Constitution and Bylaws

(D)PAC 101: BCCPAC November 2019 Power Point Presentation

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