As voted on at our June DPAC meeting, our submission to Policy and Governance:
June 5, 2012
Board of Education – Prince George School District
Attention: Tim Bennett, Chair of Policy and Governance Committee
2100 Ferry Avenue
Prince George, BC V2L 4R5
Dear Mr. Bennett,
Re: Partner Groups and Committees
The Prince George District Parent Advisory Council would like to provide some input to the Policy and Governance Committee regarding Bylaw 1, specifically with the area of committees of the board.
Currently, partner group representatives are invited to attend some of the committee meetings. These representatives are not members of the committees, and have no rights in these meetings other than those granted by the chair of each committee. While partner groups may request that items be placed on the agenda of each committee, this ability is shared by all members of the community according to bylaw 1, and the committees are not required to place any items on their agendas.
We would like to suggest that the partner group representatives be made full members of the committees. As full members, they would have the right to vote, make motions, and speak during committee meetings.
While it is valuable for the partner groups to be able to know what happens in committee meetings, it is equally valuable for the school district to have full and meaningful input from their partner groups.
District Parent Advisory Council No. 57 (Prince George)