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Agenda – November 4, 2013 General Meeting

Additional agenda items, and link for web conference, to be posted.

link to webex

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of October 2013 Minutes
3. PAC Networking
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 (5 minutes each).
a) DSAC Report (Graeme Mackenzie, Shelby Miller)
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)
e) Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)
f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
g) Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)
(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 (Darlene Campbell)

6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Budget and Grants – 2013/14
b) Fall Conference –October 19, 2013
c) Food Safe workshop –scheduled November 9, 2013
d) Survey to PACs

7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve, Dennis)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Darlene, Chris, Darlene)
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah, Chris)
d) Expanded committee of the Whole (Sarah, Gillian)
e) Calendar Committee (Darlene, Gillian)
f) Suggestions for School Board Report

8. Other Business
a) Email discussion of events and updates outside of meetings
b) BCCPAC Conference in November 15-17 – expressions of interest
c) Feedback sought by school district on policy 5119
9. Agenda items for next meeting
10. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

Additional reports from Monday’s general meeting

These are reports from our general meeting on Monday that were received after the agenda package was posted.

CUPE Report to DPAC Oct. 2013
BCCPAC director report oct 7
September EPPC report

 

 PGDTA Report:

Good Evening,

 

Here are the latest updates from the Prince George District Teachers’ Association.  

 

World Teachers’ Day:

 

The PGDTA plans to celebrate World Teachers’ Day from 3:30PM-5:30PM on Tuesday Oct. 8 at the Hummus Bros.
We feel a social gathering is a great way to build relationships and recognize that the jobs we do each and every day is important.
We are building tomorrow and together we are better.

 

Here is some further information about this day!
World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemoratesteachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

 

According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.

 

Education International (EI) (the global union federation that represents education professionals worldwide) strongly believes that World Teachers’ Day should be internationally recognized and celebrated around the world. EI also believes that the principles of the 1966 and 1997 Recommendations should be considered for implementation in all nations.

 

Over 100 countries observe World Teachers’ Day. The efforts of Education International and its 401 member organizations have contributed to this widely spread recognition. Every year, EI launches a public awareness campaign to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.

 

BCTF Court Case/Bargaining

 

The BCTF are wrapping up at the BC Supreme Court re:  Bill 27/28 class size and composition.  In 2011, the stripping of our collective agreement was deemed unconstitutional.   We built our court case around the Bill 22 remedy  This will be finalized in November.   We are thinking that the decision may take place in the Spring.   This could have a profound effect on Bargaining.   Class Size and Composition are huge issues in our classrooms.   Now that October is upon us, many teachers are identifying complex needs in their classrooms.  Our class size and composition are our students learning conditions.   It affects all of us.  The latest word is that BCTF will be back at the Bargaining Table in October.   Of course the 10 year deal has been mentioned like a broken record and we maintain, teachers do not want a 10 year deal.  We are hoping the talks at the bargaining table will be reasonable, fair and fully funded.

 

Submitted by Tina Cousins
President of the PGDTA

Agenda – October 7, 2013 General Meeting

A complete agenda package will be posted closer to the time of the meeting.

 

Link to WebEx meeting for online participation:

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M44D3WDT4DH0MDNHEPH1RFKJ6P-B8NT

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, October 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

 

1.       Call to order

2.       Adoption of agenda and Adoption of September  2013 Minutes

3.       PAC Networking

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 (5 minutes each).

a)      DSAC Report

b)      CUPE Report (Karen Wong)

c)       Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday)

d)      Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)

e)      Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)

f)       Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)

g)      Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)

 (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 (Darlene Campbell)

d)       Election – vacant Executive position

 

6.       PAC and Parent Assistance

a)      Budget and Grants – 2013/14

b)      Fall Conference –October 19, 2013

c)       Food Safe workshop – tentatively scheduled November 9, 2013

 

7.       Advising School District

a)      Education Services Committee Report  (Steve, Dennis – to be confirmed)

b)      EPPC Committee Report (Chris, Darlene – to be confirmed)

c)       Policy and Governance (Sarah, Chris)

d)      Expanded committee of the Whole  (Sarah, Gillian)

e)      Calendar Committee  (Darlene, Gillian)

f)       Suggestions for School Board Report

 

8.       Other Business

a)      Email discussion of events and updates outside of meetings

b)      BCCPAC Conference in November 15-17 – expressions of interest

c)

9.       Agenda items for next meeting

10.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

Agenda – General Meeting September 9 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

Agenda package in process of being posted.

 


In a move to improve audio quality for attendees participating by computer, we have moved from the school district’s conference system to Webex.

https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=MC9U0018KOMYRC9AXKURKUXAMT-B8NT

Note: online link can sometimes take a little while to be active; if not active immediately at 7pm please try again.


1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of June 2013 Minutes
3. PAC Networking
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. Tapestry Singers presentation (Carolyn Duerksen) – 5 minutes

5. Mayor’s Crime Task Force Update (Brian Pepper) – time to be determined

6. Partner Group Presentations (5 minutes each, maximum).

a) DSAC Report

b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)

c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday)

d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)

e) Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)

f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)

g) Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)

(5 – 10 minute snack break)

7. Officer and Committee Reports

a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)

b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

c) Acceptance of resignation and election of new executive position

 

8. PAC and Parent Assistance

a) PAC Planner Update

b) Budget and Grants – Ideas for grants for 2013/14

c) Fall Conference –October 19, 2013

 

9. Advising School District

a) Education Services Committee Report

b) EPPC Committee Report

c) Policy and Governance

d) Expanded committee of the Whole

e) Suggestions for School Board Report

 

10. Other Business

a) Bear Aware

b)

11. Agenda items for next meeting

12. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

 

Agenda – June 3, 2013 General Meeting

In an effort to improve audio quality for attendees participating by computer, we have moved from the school district’s conference system to Webex.

Online link to remote attendees: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs0102l/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M62NRHUUERKL5OKJJUZWHFF82H-B8NT

Note: online link can sometimes take a little while to be active; if not active immediately at 7pm please try again.

 

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of May 2013 Minutes
3. PAC Networking
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 (5 minutes each, maximum)
a) DSAC Report (Jay Khatra)
b) CUPE Report (Lorraine Prouse, Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Matt Pearce, Tina Cousins)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)
e) Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)
f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
g) Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)
(5 – 10 minute snack break)
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) PAC Planner
b) Grants
c) Fall Conference – tentatively scheduled October 19, 2013

7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
b) EPPC Committee Report (Darlene Campbell)
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)
d) Expanded committee of the Whole (Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)
e) Suggestions for School Board Report

8. Other Business
a)
9. Agenda items for next meeting
10. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

DPAC AGM – May 13, 2013

DPAC’s AGM will be held Monday, May 13th, 7pm, at the Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

As a reminder, our bylaws state that: “A DPAC Representative or current executive officer, nominated for election but unable to attend the AGM, shall be accepted as a candidate if the AGM is presented with a written letter of acceptance from the candidate.”

Online link to remote attendees:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=7345&password=M.769F80CDAE7AB397C761DE1A5AB106

Note: online link can sometimes take a little while to be active; if not active immediately at 7pm please try again. 

 

Agenda package will be updated for Monday:

Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of April 2013 Minutes
3. PAC Networking
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 (5 minutes each, maximum)
a) DSAC Report (Jay Khatra)
b) CUPE Report (Lorraine Prouse)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Matt Pearce, Tina Cousins)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)
e) Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)
f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
g) Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)
(5 – 10 minute snack break)
5. Elections – Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, District Associate, Directors
6. Reports from BCCPAC Conference
7. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

8. PAC and Parent Assistance

a) PAC Planner
b) Grants

9. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
b) EPPC Committee Report (Darlene Campbell)
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)
d) Expanded committee of the Whole (Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)
e) Suggestions for School Board Report

10. Other Business
a) October 2013 Conference
11. Agenda items for next meeting
12. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

Agenda – April 8, 2013 Meeting

For those logging in from their home computers, this link can be clicked on to attend the meeting remotely:

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Sometimes technical problems have meant a slight delay in bringing the online meeting up and running – please give it a few minutes if it’s not active at the right time.

 

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, March 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

 

1.       Call to order

2.       Adoption of agenda and Adoption of March 2013 Minutes

3.       PAC Networking

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 (5 minutes each, maximum)

a)      DSAC Report  (Jay Khatra)

b)      CUPE Report (Lorraine Prouse)

c)       Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Matt Pearce, Tina Cousins)

d)      Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)

e)      Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)

f)       Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)

g)      Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)

5.       Presentation from Dennis Fudge on Fraser Institute Report (10 minutes, maximum)

(5 – 10 minute snack break)

6.       Officer and Committee Reports

a)      Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)

b)      Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

c)       Report of Delegate Selection Committee for BCCPAC Conference May 3 to 5

d)      Report of Nominating Committee for AGM

 

7.       PAC and Parent Assistance

a)      PAC Planner

b)      Grants

 

8.       Advising School District

a)      Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)

b)      EPPC Committee Report (Darlene Campbell)

c)       Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)

d)      Expanded committee of the Whole (Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)

e)      Suggestions for School Board Report

 

9.       Other Business

a)      Resolutions Workshop – before BCCPAC Conference – April 13th, 9:30am

b)      BCCPAC Proxy forms

10.   Agenda items for next meeting

11.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

Agenda – March 4, 2013 Meeting

For those logging in from their home computers, a link will be posted to log in and view the meeting remotely:

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Sometimes technical problems have meant a slight delay in bringing the online meeting up and running – please give it a few minutes if it’s not active at the right time.

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, March 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

 

1.       Call to order

2.       Adoption of agenda and Adoption of February 2013 Minutes

3.      Election – DPAC Secretary

4.      Request for parent input on budget issues and challenges for 2013/14, for presentation April 3rd.

5.       PAC Networking

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

6.       Special Presentation: “Kids Helping Kids: Healthy is Happy”, based on the Action Schools! BC Student Leadership model. Glenda Newsted, City of Prince George (15 minutes, maximum)

7.       Partner Group Presentations (5 minutes each, maximum)

a)      DSAC Report  (Jay Khatra)

b)      CUPE Report (Lorraine Prouse)

c)       Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Matt Pearce, Tina Cousins)

d)      Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)

e)      Professional Employees Association (Nicole Haines)

f)       Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)

g)      Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)

(5 – 10 minute snack break)

8.       Officer and Committee Reports

a)      Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)

b)      Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

 

9.       PAC and Parent Assistance

a)      PAC Planner

b)      Grants

 

10.   Advising School District

a)      Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)

b)      EPPC Committee Report (Darlene Campbell)

c)       Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)

d)      Expanded committee of the Whole (Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)

e)      Suggestions for School Board Report

 

11.   Other Business

a)      Election of Delegate Selection Committee for BCCPAC Conference May 3 to 5

b)      Election of Nominating Committee for AGM

c)       Resolutions Workshop – before BCCPAC Conference

d)      Change date of April DPAC meeting from April 1st to April 8th  ?

12.   Agenda items for next meeting

13.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April __, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

General meeting – Monday, February 4, 2013 – Agenda

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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

 

1.       Call to order, Secretary pro tem

2.       Adoption of agenda

3.       Adoption of January 2013 Minutes

4.       PAC Networking

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. Possible topic: parking issues

7:30pm – Partner groups enter

5.       Partner Group Presentations (5 minutes each, maximum)

a)      DSAC Report  (Jay Khatra)

b)      CUPE Report (Lorraine Prouse)

c)       Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Matt Pearce, Tina Cousins)

d)      Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)

e)      Professional Employees Association (Deborah Coxson)

f)       Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)

g)      Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)

 

(5 – 10 minute snack break)

6.       Officer and Committee Reports

a)      Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)

b)      Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

 

7.       PAC and Parent Assistance

a)      PAC Café Committee

b)      PAC Planner

c)      Grant applications

 

8.       Advising School District

a)      Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)

b)      EPPC Committee Report (Gillian Burnett)

c)       Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)

d)      Calendar Committee (Darlene & Maureen)

e)      Suggestions for School Board Report

 

9.       Other Business

a)      Scheduling of DPAC AGM and election of Nominating Committee

b)      BCCPAC Conference, May 3 to 5, 2013

c)       Change date of May DPAC meeting from May 6 to ___ – ?

d)      Request to present in March – Kids Helping Kids, Action Schools

10.   Agenda items for next meeting

11.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

Agenda – January 7, 2013 General Meeting

Monday, January 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

For those logging in from their home computers, please click on the link below to attend the meeting:

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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

 

1.       Call to order, Secretary pro tem

2.       Adoption of agenda

3.       Adoption of December 2012 Minutes

4.       PAC Networking

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

5.       Partner Group Presentations (5 minutes each, maximum)

a)      DSAC Report  (Jay Khatra)

b)      CUPE Report (Lorraine Prouse)

c)       Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Matt Pearce, Tina Cousins)

d)      Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Faith Mackay)

e)      Professional Employees Association (Deborah Coxson)

f)       Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)

g)      Trustee Report (Kate Cooke)

 

(5 – 10 minute snack break)

6.       Officer and Committee Reports

a)      Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)

b)      Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)

 

7.       PAC and Parent Assistance

a)      Budget Committee (Gillian Burnett)

b)      PAC Café Committee

c)       FoodSafe

d)      PAC Planner

 

8.       Advising School District

a)      Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)

b)      EPPC Committee Report (Gillian Burnett)

c)       Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)

d)      Calendar Committee (Darlene & Maureen)

e)      Suggestions for School Board Report

 

9.       Other Business

a)

10.   Agenda items for next meeting

11.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.