2016-17 DPAC General Meetings:
All general meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday monthly (except December and March) at the District Education Centre 14033 92nd Ave. Rm 2020, from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Registration at 6:45pm. Light Refreshments Available.
Please be reminded to register your school with DPAC to vote on GM decisions and give the DPAC direction on issues to advocate on your school’s behalf and represent your parent voice.
Wednesday September 26, 2016 – Parent Information/ Education Forum
A forum to encourage open discussion to help DPAC implement and follow-up on suggestions and recommendations from the Sept 2015 Forum, our priorities for meeting topics and planned DPAC activities for the 2016-17 school year. How can DPAC most effectively engage with Surrey parents? How would you like to provide input to the Surrey school district budget?
- Sept 28, 2016 GM Agenda
- May 2016 Meeting Minutes
- Sep 2016 Powerpoint Presentation
- Experiences Canada 150&Me shaping our future
- Handouts (K Thomson):
- SD 36 Policy 10305 – Schools Protection Program (SPP) Insurance Coverage – Parents’ Advisory Councils
- SPP Article: Contracts – Fairness is What Both Parties Should Expect
- SPP Article: Contracts – Indemnities in Disguise
- SPP Article: Insurance in Contracts – The Risks of Waiving Contract Insurance
- Examples of templates and agreements:
- Sep 2015 Meeting Minutes
- 2015 Forum Vote Results
Wednesday October 26, 2016 – PAC and Finance 101, Student Insurance
A general overview of how to run a school PAC from finances and budgeting to how to run an effective meeting. It is a great opportunity for PAC reps to network and share strategies as well as get some input about their specific PAC related questions and concerns.
- Oct 26 2016 GM Agenda
- PAC 101 Manual
- 10303 Policy on PAC Fundraising
- PAC Accounting Best Practices
- PAC Financials Controls Checklist
- Societies Act Transition Guide (New Societies Act comes into effect on Nov 28, 2016)
- Kids Plus Accident Insurance 2016-17 Voluntary Plan
November 23, 2016 – Curriculum/ Reporting / Fresh Grade
Discussion about the New Curriculum/ Reporting and use of Fresh Grade in the District.
December 2016 – No General Meeting
January 25, 2017 – Mental Health or Safety Topic (TBA)
February 22, 2017- Planned MLA Candidates Meeting (TBA)
The Surrey District Parents’ Advisory Council will be inviting all potential Surrey MLAs to participate on a panel to discuss issues surrounding education funding, safety & crime, and the impacts of lack of resources for our students.
Our district education funding is determined provincially and February is an opportunity for our potential MLA representatives to respond to parent concerns. We invite our parents to engage with our current and to-be elected officials in the upcoming 2017 election to hear from them: how they would address our challenges in Surrey and advocate for education funding on behalf of Surrey.
March, 2017 – No General Meeting
April 26, 2017- P.I.E. Topic TBA, Year in Review/ BCCPAC Resolutions
May 25, 2017 P.I.E. Topic TBA (GM, AGM, DPAC BOD Election)
“Every parent is welcome. Please bring a friend.”
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