Monthly Archives: December 2017

BCCPAC Summary Report – Survey for Parents of Students who are denied a Full Day at School

BCCPAC recently put out results from a survey of special needs student parents:

http://bccpac.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-11-03-Full-Day-Summaryresults.pdf

Under the BC School Act every child in our province, regardless of ability, has the right to receive access to a fully funded public education. However, BCCPAC has heard from hundreds of parents of children with special needs who are not allowed to attend school full time. For three weeks this fall, we conducted a province wide survey to gain a better understanding of how widespread this problem is in B.C. schools.

 

DPAC General Meeting Monday, December 4th

Our regular general meeting will be held Monday, December 4th, at 7pm at Van Bien Elementary Training Centre.

Webconference: https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/sd57dpac.ca/dpacmeeting

Agenda package:

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, December 4, 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. Presentation from Susan Trabant on SOGI
5. Partner Group Presentations (five minutes each – questions may be taken about general topics, detailed and specific questions are best kept to the break)
a) District Student Advisory Council
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Joanne Hapke)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Kelly Johansen)
e) Senior Administration Report
f) Trustee Report (Bob Harris)

(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)
6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Sarah Holland)
c) BCCPAC Report – DPAC Summit November 24th and 25th (Trudy Klassen)
7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Guest Speaker/Seminar
8. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) Policy and Governance ()
d) Lunch hour survey results and next steps
e) Suggestions for School Board Report
9. Elections
a) Vacant positions
10. Other Business
a)
11. Agenda items for next meeting
12. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2018, at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

Recent media

We have had some recent media from the preliminary report on our lunch survey:

Lack Of Time A Big Reason Why 47% Of Kids Rarely Finish Lunch

http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/local-news/kids-not-getting-enough-time-to-eat-at-school-parent-survey-finds-1.23109067

http://ckpgtoday.ca/article/509810/almost-60-parents-say-kids-lunch-breaks-are-too-short

My Prince George Now also did a story on a presentation that DPAC did to the board in March 2017 on this subject:

Prince George parents asking for longer lunch breaks in schools