DRAFT minutes from March 2015 Meeting

DPAC MINUTES FOR March 9th, 2015
7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

Attendees:
DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Chris Finke (Vice Chair), Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Darlene Campbell (District Associate & BCCPAC Rep)
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Brenda Hooker, Trustee; Tina Cousins, PGDTA;

1. Adoption of Agenda
Unanimous consent

2. Adoption of Feb 2nd, 2015 Minutes
Adopted as amended (Henyu misspelled)

3. PAC Networking
• Internet Safety – great success
• Bear Trail at Nukko being looked at
• Various Fundraising intiatives including Annual Raffle at HP which raises $15-$17 thousand
• Leadership Day at College Heights
• Canada Post – has grants available for $15,000 (?)
• Tom Schimmer presentation – 16 people attended
• DPAC needs a secretary and DPAC website technician

4. Reports
(a) DSAC Report – not present
(b) CUPE Report – not present – will come in April – hiring CUPE staff like crazy
(c) PGDTA Report – Back into groove – nose to grindstone time of the year. Part of the CWG curriculum was designed by teachers in PG; FA at UNBC on strike – PGDTA there to support.
(d) PGPVPA Report – Professional Learning taking place – Supervision for Learning – 3 people from across the province work together to improve practice – get together for face2face meetings too. Conferences: Whistler – national and provincial conferences – both chaired by PG Principals and a mini-conference; Well involved in committees provincially and in NID’s. Principals get involved in Learning Team Grants sometimes; collaboration within schools, and would like to tie it in within Families of Schools. Principals support teachers supporting students.
(e) PEA Report – not present
(f) Superintendent Report – see attached report – Every school in district is involved in Strategic Planning; Budgets; Something exciting coming up? No vandalism during CWG – positive experience all around. Criteria for having VP’s in schools: Tier 1 Schools must have them; VP’s in the 4 largest schools.
(g) Trustee Report – see attached report

5. Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – see attached report
b) Treasurers Report (Chris Finke) – see attached report
c) BCCPAC Report (Dennis Fudge) – Resolutions and nomination booklets are online – conference schedule done; Sarah invited to BCCPAC committee – accountability framework to replace SPC model

Presentation by Walter Sorokovsky, Apprenticeship Advisor Prince George, Industry Training Association: Raise awareness of the apprenticeship system and let people know it is a choice. Consists of 15-20% technical training and 80% work-based training and a Red Seal exam at the end.

6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant Requests – none
b) Fall Conference Planning – Darlene to put together Doodle request for committee meeting

7. Advising School District
a) Education Services report (Steve Shannon) – not present
b) EPPC Committee Report (Darlene Campbell) – see report
c) Policy and Governance report (Sarah Holland) – Revisions to leave of Absence policy for teachers
d) Calendar committee report – no committee – 2016 two weeks beginning March 14th; 2017 two weeks beginning March 13th.
e) Expanded Committee of the Whole (ECOW – moo) (Gillian and Dennis) – meeting tomorrow
g) Suggestions for School Board Report – none
8. Other Business
a) BCCPAC Conference – looking for expressions of interest in attending by April 13th
b) BCCPAC Resolutions & election planning meeting – April 11th beginning at 11 am, lunch provided
c) Nominating Committee for DPAC elections in May – Chris and Darlene – all positions available.
Motion (Dennis Fudge): To provide a bottle of wine and a laptop to the person who becomes secretary
Second (Jacqui Dockray) Motion Carried.
9. Agenda items for next meeting…
Meeting adjourned 9:09 pm – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 13th , 7:00 pm, Van Bien TC

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