Agenda for November 1st Meeting

2010 November 1 AGENDA DPAC GENERAL MEETING – printable agenda

2010 October 4 – DPAC Minutes

2010 September DPAC Treasurer Report

2010 October DPAC Treasurer Report


7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

1.               Adoption of Agenda

2.               Adoption of October 4, 2010 Minutes

3.               PAC Networking

4.               Reports

(a)                DPAC Chair Report

(b)               Treasurer’s Report

(c)                Superintendent Report

(d)               Trustee Report

(e)               PGDTA Report

(f)                 PGPVPA Report

(g)                CUPE Report

(h)               DSAC Report (welcome Josh Hewite)

(5 – 10 minute coffee /Snack break)

5.               Committee Reports

(a)                EPPC Committee Report – Chris Finke (Alternate:  Don Sabo)

(b)               Education Services Committee Report– Stephen Shannon (Alternate:  Michelle Hourie)

(c)                Policy/Governance Committee Report –  Don Sabo  (Alternate: Dennis Fudge)

(d)               Parent Involvement Committee – Cara Vandekraats

6.               Announcements/New Business

(a)                911 Workshop December 4th on Website

(b)               Major theme: “Economies of Scale”

(c)                BCCPAC Fall Conference & Extra Ordinary Meeting Nov. 12 – 14th Proxies from PACs.

(d)               Other

7.               Other Business

(a)          Other

8.               Agenda items for next meeting

9.               Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.


–          Minutes of October 4, 2010 Meeting

–     Treasurer’s Report

DPAC meeting – November 1, 2010

Please be advised that the next DPAC meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 1st at the Van Bien Training and Development Center, 311 Wilson Crescent.

While our meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. with our PACs and DPAC Executive, we invite all our valued stakeholders to attend at 7:30 p.m. as is usual and customary.

Here is the link for anyone to remotely join our DPAC meeting, from the comfort of your home computer:

PAC-911 Workshop Announcement

  • Is your School Parent Advisory Council confused by the new School District Accounting Requirements?
  • What is a Constitution & Bylaws and why is it important?
  • What are the BC Gaming Rules for funding?
  • How do we run effective meetings and how do we get more parents involved?
  • Should our PAC become a Society like our Prince George DPAC?
  • What are some ways to communicate with our parents?

If these are questions that you and your school PAC have been asking, be sure to attend this informative Workshop.

Saturday, December 4th
9:30 am to 4:00 pm at
Van Bien Training Centre
311 Wilson Crescent
Prince George, BC

Sponsored by District Parent Advisory Council No. 57 (Prince George)
Register online now!
Please register early, as seating is limited. Tickets $10 per person, catered lunch included.

Saturday, December 4th

9:30 am to 4:00 pm at
Van Bien Training Centre
311 Wilson Crescent
Prince George, BC

BCCPac Membership and Proxy forms

The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) is a charitable non-profit organization that advocates for the best possible public education for all children in BC through the active involvement of parents. Members are PACs and DPACs.

The annual membership is $75 – membership form can be found here.

However, if you become a member by October 31st, you can get a 50% rebate on your membership by giving your DPAC representatives a proxy form for your PAC. This year, for the extraordinary general meeting, your DPAC reps will be Chris Finke and Sarah Holland. DPAC provides this funding to give our school district, and the North, a larger voice at the  BCCPAC conferences.

Last minute registration? The proxy form says: “For the purposes of the 2010 Extraordinary General Meeting a Regular Member is in good standing if membership fees have been paid by October 31, 2010”. The application form can be faxed to their office with a credit card number, and my assumption is that as long as that form is received in the office by October 31st, that should count.

You can find more information the extraordinary general meeting here.

For more information on BCCPAC, please visit their website at