District Parent Advisory Council

Parents are vital partners in their children’s education. Study after study show that parental involvement is a major factor in a child’s academic success. British Columbia parents have always found ways to support their children academically at home, and now they have a legal right to volunteer at their children’s schools. Volunteering may not be for everyone, but it is an exciting option for those parents who want to be more directly involved in their children’s education. Some of the ways to become more involved with your child’s education are:

  • School Planning Councils,
  • Parent Advisory Councils, or
  • District Parent Advisory Councils.

District Parent Advisory Councils

District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) allow parents to have input into the education system at the School District level. They are a valuable link between local Parent Advisory Councils and the School Board.

Like Parent Advisory Councils, DPACs may choose to be members of the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC).

DPAC Purpose

The DPAC is the legislated parent voice at the School District level, representing the collective views of PACs in a school district.

A DPAC advises the school board on any matter relating to education in the school district.  DPACs advocate for parental involvement in the education system and give input into the development of education policy and curricula.

Calendar

DPAC Meeting dates for 2014/2015
(All meetings held on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

2014

  • September 9 (Executive) - Room 3
  • September 23 (GM) - Room 6
  • October 7 (Executive) - Room 3
  • October 21 (GM) - Room 6
  • November 4 (Executive) - Room 3
  • November 18 (GM) - Room 6
  • December 2 (Executive )- Room 3
  • December 16 (GM) - Room 6

2015

  • January 6 (Executive) - Room 3
  • January 20 (GM) - Rroom 6
  • February 3 (Executive) - Room 3
  • February 17 (GM) - Room 6
  • March 3 (Executive) - Room 3
  • March 10 (GM) - Room 6
  • April 7 (Executive) - Room 3
  • April 21 (GM and AGM) - Room 6
  • May 5 (Executive) - Room 3
  • May 19 (GM) - Room 6
  • June 2 (Executive) - Room 3
  • June 16 (GM) - Room 6

** Please note: We have been told that all visitors must be out of Henry Grube by 9pm due to the custodian’s schedule. Chit-chat and meeting dissection is welcome and encouraged, just not inside the building. Thank you so much, and we hope to see everyone there!