Please view our DPAC video on YouTube. Access it at https://youtu.be/bzTcC0RQfpg
DPAC Meetings for 2016-2017
2016-2017 DPAC Meetings:
April 27, 2017
May 25, 2017: Highlight: "How is your child preparing for life after high school?"
Meeting Agenda for April 27, 2017 DPAC Meeting at Chatelech Secondary School (Library) at 7:00 pm
7:00 pm: Greetings and Introductions
7:05 pm: Approvals: January 26 Meeting Minutes, February 23 Meeting Minutes, April 27 Agenda
7:10 pm: Core Competencies – David Barnum, Transitions Coordinator
7:45 pm: Regular Reports: Chair, Treasurer, Board, Superintendent, Additional Committee, Spending Approvals
8:15 pm: PAC Presentation – Jennifer Boulton (Davis Bay Elementary PAC) and Tim Howard (Roberts Creek Elementary PAC)
Open Q & A from Membership
8:30 pm: Meeting to Adjourn
DPAC - District Advisory Committee for School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast).
The 2016-2017 DPAC Executive:
Vice-Chair: Jo Thomson
Treasurer: Barry Janyk
Parent Representative to the Operations Committee: Allyson Fawcus
Parent Representative to the Education Committee: Allen Stevenson
Parent Representative to the Healthy Schools Committee: Marilyn Baines
Parent Representatives to the District Parent-Teacher Communication Committee: Allyson Fawcus
DPAC Meetings: 2015-2016 School Year
September 24, 2015: (minutes)
October 22, 2015: (draft minutes)
November 25, 2015: (draft minutes)
January 28, 2016: (draft minutes)
February 23, 2016
March 31, 2016:cancelled
May 26, 2016: (draft minutes)
DPAC Meetings: 2014-2015
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (minutes)
Thursday, November 27, 2014 (minutes)
Thursday, January 22, 2015 (minutes)
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (minutes)
Thursday, April 23, 2015 (minutes)
Thursday, May 28, 2015 (minutes)
Want to find out more about DPAC? Peruse 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 – click here to read the May 2015 Revised Constitution and Bylaws
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.
News & Updates
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