DPAC January Minutes & Approved Bylaws

We are pleased that the DPAC Executive and Bylaw Review Committee have proposed changes that were amended and approved during our January General Meeting. There will be a formatting review and then the updated copy will be posted on our website. See documents below.

Three items have been referred back to the Committee:
1) Bylaw 1: Terms – clarify definitions for stakeholders and rightsholders (formerly Partner Groups)
2) Bylaw 6: Term of Office – research and recommend the pros/cons of Executive Members sharing positions
3) Bylaw 8: Duties of Officers – list roles and responsibilities that will be assigned to Directors

If you have any questions or further input for our Constitution and Bylaws, please contact us at exec@sd57dpac.ca.

DPAC Monthly Meeting – Jan 11, 2021

Our next DPAC Meeting is Monday January 11, 2021 at 6:30pm on Zoom. We don’t have specific questions for our Partner Groups, but we still invite our representatives from Senior Administration, Board of Education, Principals and Teachers Associations, CUPE Support Staff, and District Student Advisory Council to share a report.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 656 7488 7171
Passcode: Kd5t*1cv


DPAC Executive have been reviewing our technology applications and website tools to increase efficiency with communication and file sharing. We have some “free” apps that are not intuitive with other platforms or user-friendly. If there are any PAC members or parents in our District that are experienced with technology, here are two ways to help.

  1. We currently use DreamHost but are interested in switching to a Canadian web hosting provider. WordPress is our website platform but we are interested in WIX or other options. We need support with moving data and setting up a new refreshed website.
  2. We currently use Google drive to share and collaborate on documents and store data in Dropbox. We are interested in paying for a Microsoft Office 365 Suite to keep emails in Outlook, create/edit files in Word and Excel, and store data in OneDrive or SharePoint. The following document shows the options for a non-profit packages with Microsoft. We will be discussing this at our next meeting. If anyone has input or advice, let us know.

DPAC Executive Team – exec@sd57dpac.ca

PAC Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp

Gillian Burnett is the BCCPAC Treasurer and she sits on our SD57 DPAC Executive as Vice-Chair. We are pleased to share resources for PACs from BCCPAC. Find valuable links from the 2020 DPAC Summit here.

The recording of the Treasurer & Gaming Bootcamp is 20 minutes long and can be found on this YouTube link.

The pdf file with all the slides from the Bootcamp presentation is here:

There was a delay in receiving PAC Gaming Grants this year and uncertainty about carrying funds forward due to events and projects being cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19. Find up-to-date info here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the branch at CGGOutreach@gov.bc.ca or CommunityGamingGrants@gov.bc.ca.

David Pyatt, Acting Executive Director, Community Gaming Grants Branch
Community and Legislative Services Division
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Marvene Layte,
Northern Interior Communities Association-REGIONAL OFFICE
Cellphone: 250.612.2031 Office: 250.457.9585
Email: nicaregional@telus.net  Website:www.northernica.org

We hope you find this information helpful. If your PAC needs any further support or training, let us know at exec@sd57dpac.ca.

Happy New Year 2021

Welcome back to school to all our students, staff, and administrators at SD57. The DPAC Executive is back in the swing of things too. Our next meeting is Monday January 11 at 6:30pm. The Agenda and Zoom link will be posted soon.

If you have any questions or require further information, contact us at exec@sd57dpac.ca. “See” you soon!

DPAC Meeting Agenda – Dec 7 – Updated

Our December DPAC Meeting is fast approaching. Please review the Agenda and Reports below. See you Monday!

Click the following link to join:
Meeting ID: 656 7488 7171
Passcode: Kd5t*1cv

November DPAC Meeting Minutes (previously posted):

Online Foodsafe Reimbursement

At our DPAC Meeting tonight, the Membership clarified the process for reimbursement for PAC Members who take an online Foodsafe course.

Suggestions for accredited course providers is found here: http://sd57dpac.ca/2020/05/online-foodsafe-options/

Each PAC will be reimbursed up to $100 when a PAC Member presents a certificate and receipt for a course completed and submitted by our DPAC Meeting on Feb 1, 2021.

If you have any questions, contact us at exec@sd57dpac.ca.