Please view our DPAC video on YouTube. Access it at https://youtu.be/bzTcC0RQfpg

DPAC Meetings for 2016-2017

2016-2017 DPAC Meetings:

September 22, 2016 Minutes

October 27, 2016 Minutes

November 24, 2016 Minutes

January 26, 2017 Minutes

February 23, 2017 Minutes

April 27, 2017

May 25, 2017: Highlight: "How is your child preparing for life after high school?"


Meeting Agenda for May 25, 2017 DPAC Meeting at Chatelech Secondary School (Library) at 7:00 pm

7:00 pm: Greetings and Introductions

7:05 pm: Approvals: April 27 Meeting Minutes,  May 25 agenda

7:10 pm: How is your child preparing for life after high school? – Paul Bishop, Director of Instruction & Cheryl Wilson, Career Coordinator

7:45 pm: Regular Reports: Chair, Treasurer, Board, Superintendent, Additional Committee, Spending Approvals

8:15 pm: Open Q & A from Membership

8:30 pm: Meeting to Adjourn

DPAC - District Advisory Committee for School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast). 

Read the DPAC brochure!

The 2016-2017 DPAC Executive:

Chair: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Vice-Chair: Jo Thomson

Secretary: TBD

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

April 28, 2016: (draft minutes) (trustee report)

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 Bylawsclick 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.




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