May 9th DPAC General Meeting

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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, May 9th, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre
1. Call to order, Secretary
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of Minutes
3. PAC Networking and discussion (To increase the effectiveness of this section of the agenda, we suggest that people report on ideas that may be of interest to other PACs, or concerns that other PACs could help with.)

7:30pm – Partner groups enter
4. Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)
a) DSAC Presentation (Josh Nycholat )
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
e) Superintendent Report ( Sharon Cairns )
f) Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)
(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)

5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) BCCPAC Report

6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests
b) Conference committee and discussion of event planning

7. Advising School District
a) School District Budget to be presented at school board meeting scheduled for May 17th
b) Report – Superintendent Job Interview Panel, May 5th
c) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
d) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report ( Mike Gagel)
e) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)
f) Suggestions for School Board Report

8. Elections – Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, District Associate, Directors

9. Other Business
10. Agenda items for next meeting
11. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 6, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.