Agenda – DPAC General Meeting June 12th


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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre
1. Call to order
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) Senior Administration Report (?) – Presentation on operationalization of the Strategic Plan
b) District Student Advisory Council ( )
c) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
d) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
e) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Kelly Johansen)
f) Trustee Report (Bob Harris)

(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Gillian Burnett)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland)
c) BCCPAC Report – AGM and By-elections
6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Foodsafe – October
b) 2017 Parent Conference
7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) Policy and Governance (Gillian Burnett)
d) Expanded Committee of the Whole – DPAC Submission (Gillian Burnett and Sarah Holland)
e) Lunch hour survey
f) Draft Policy 5123 Student Promotion, Communicating Student Learning and Reporting – Distributed to reference groups for input until June 26th.
g) Suggestions for School Board Report
8. Elections
a) AGM – All positions (Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Directors)
9. Other Business
a) BC Registries – Dissolution of “Society”
10. Agenda items for next meeting
11. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 11th, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

Administration Appointment

School District No. 57 (Prince George) is pleased to welcome Ms. Cindy Heitman to the position of Assistant Superintendent, School Effectiveness, as of August 1, 2017.  The Board of Education appointment follows a national search and a rigorous selection process involving stakeholders, Senior Administration and Trustees.


Ms. Heitman has served in SD57 as an elementary, intermediate and secondary level Teacher and as a school-based Vice-Principal and Principal.  In 2011, she assumed the district-wide leadership role of District Principal, Learning Innovations.

Ms. Heitman is wished every success in her new position.

BCCPAC By-election information

Nomination Information  2017 By-election

Hello Members,
Please be sure to check with your school office or your PAC mailbox for the election- voting ballot package, which contains self addressed and postage prepaid envelopes for your voting returns.

Ballots must be received by mail, no later than July 2nd, 2017.

The BCCPAC Board of Directors is pleased to present the 2017 By-Election Candidates, who were nominated by a member PAC or DPAC. Each candidate has agreed to run for the by-election ending July 3, 2017.

Candidate School District 2nd Vice President Treasurer Director (1)
Burnett, Gillian SD 57 Prince George
Caputo, Dianna SD 52 Prince Rupert
Perreault, Suzanne SD 35 Langley
Ram, Edward SD 43 Coquitlam
Schonekess, Jocelyn SD 41 Burnaby
Sinclair, Andrea SD 39 Vancouver

For the 2017 By-Election Nomination Booklet please click HERE
For the 2017 By-Election Information Sheet please click HERE
For the 2017 By-Election Candidates 3-minute videos please click HERE

If you have any questions about the by-election process please contact By-Election Administrator Susan Wilson at

Collaboration makes classrooms great

Recent article in the Prince George Citizen, from local teacher and columnist Gerry Chidiac:

Collaboration makes classrooms great

The Prince George Citizen
May 18 2017

The 21st century is a fascinating time to be a teacher. Shifts in technology have made the memorization of facts less relevant, and the ability to access information a necessity. Students today have the greatest libraries in the world at their…read more…

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