DRAFT minutes for February 2, 2015 meeeting

Meeting Notes Feb 2015

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DPAC MINUTES FOR February 2, 2015
7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

Attendees:
DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Gillian Burnett (Recorder), Chris Finke, Steve Shannon, Dennis Fudge, Darlene Campbell, Rob Woodsl
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Brenda Hooker, Trustee; Richard Giroday, PGDTA; Melissa Hoff, Ab. Ed.
School Reps: Chris Finke – DP Todd; Christine Taylor – Edgewood; Kurien Thomas – Hart Highland; Kim Shannon – Kelly Road; Shauna Connor – Lac Des Bois; Gillian Burnett – Nukko Lake; Charleen Henya – Nusdeh Yoh; Michelle Rolfes – PGSS; Ryan Clarke – Quinson; Jennifer Hicke – Southridge; Dennis Fudge – Spruceland; Rob Woods – Malispina; Darlene Campbell – Duchess Park

1. Call to Order, Secretary
Call for volunteer to record the meeting and prepare minutes. Gillian Burnett from Nukko Lake volunteers.

2. Adoption of Agenda and Minutes
Addition of 8a) Kids to Work and 8b) Raffle Also moved item 6d) to before agenda item 4. Accepted as amended
3. PAC Networking – Introductions, but not a lot happening at this time. Nusdeh Yoh is having a chili night and movie night.
4. Reports
a) DSAC (Robin Keahey, Hayley Jakubowski) – Not in attendance
b) CUPE (Karen Wong) – Unable to attend
c) PGDTA (Richard Giroday) –Teachers have been busy since returning from Christmas break. Finally some normalcy. Only a few days away from second semester in the high schools. “Un” normal spring break this year. It is however an exciting time with the Winter Games – go to their website for more information. $190,000 left in Education Fund (previously LIF) and there have been lots of communications received by PGDTA regarding needs. Not enough support seems to be the theme. HR and PGDTA worked on leave policy and it was very positive. This is a family friendly district that supports their teachers. Having no TTOCs is a common problem that is being addressed, but there are bno solutions yet.
d) PGPVPA (Dan Watt) – Unable to attend due to illness
e) PEA (Nicole Harris) – Not in attendance
f) Superintendent (Brian Pepper) – See attached report
g) Trustee (Brenda Hooker) – January’s public board meeting was very packed because they hadn’t met since November and won’t be meeting again until March. The board will be convening the Expanded Committee of the Whole for budget discussions again this year. Three meetings booked. Brenda takes her role as liason very seriously, so if you have questions or items to share with the board you can call her at 250-961-3659. Board had met with MLAs and they spoke about having a conference held here in Prince George that would focus on rural education. The board does plan to meet with partner groups and learn about the issues important to each. Statigic planning continues.
5. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – see attached
b) Treasurer’s Report (Chris Finke) – see attached. Gillian needs the Bell Mobility login for invoice to the district for annual funding. $376 in Accounts Receivable is an old travel reimbursement expected from BCCPAC. ACTION – Darlene will try once more to receive the reimbursement. Add to next agenda.
c) BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell) – They have been working on a manual for Bullying and the steps a parent should take. Dennis is reviewing this. Although the hope is to have it ready by the AGM, it likely won’t be ready. AGM and Spring Conference is scheduled April 30 – May 2. Think about going. Darlene will be running for the position of Director again. Sarah has been working with the website committee.
6. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant Requests –Questions regarding grant applications and grants in question. Are they effective? Should we add another type of grant? Look at other ways of providing funding that benefits PACs and parents.
b) PAC Café & Foodsafe – PAC Café had 20-21 participants and went really well . Definitely use Civic Center in the future. Everything was great.
c) Request from Williams Lake –DPAC has received a request from Williams Lake DPAC asking if we are interested in having Gary Anaka speak in September? Travel costs can be shared if more districts are interested in hosting him. Some general discussion.
MOTION
That DPAC pay to bring Gary Anaka to Prince George in September.
CARRIED
d) Melissa Hoff, Internet Safety – Melissa gave a presentation on what the aboriginal education department offers in the district. She also handed out poster/flyers for an upcoming event. Ab Ed is hosting Darren Laur for a workshop on Internet/Social Media Safety and Digital Citizenship for Parents at Vanier Hall on March 5th at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.
e) Scheduling – resolution workshop- Saturdays work best. Try for March 28th of April 11th.
ACTION – Darlene to contact SD57 and see about booking Van Bien. Some concern about whether resolutions would be available on time.
f) Potential Speaker for March – Industry Training Authority (youth in trade) –Questions regarding scope of discussion. More about barriers to youth entering trades. DPAC would support such a speaker.
g) April Event – Skip this and focus on Fall Conference
h) Fall Conference – Committee composed of Darlene Campbell, Dennis Fudge, Sarah Holland and Charleen Henyu. Jennifer Bandle-McCall will offer consultation on marketing this event.

HOUSEKEEPING – Need to move April and May’s DPAC meetings to the second Monday of those months. ACTION – Darlene to move our bookings for Van Bien when booking Resolution Workshop

7. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve) – See attached
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Chris, Darlene) –See attached
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah/Dennis) – Bylaw 1 and Respectful Workplace passed
d) Ad Hoc Technology Committee (Steve) – nothing happening at this time
e) Expanded Committee of the Whole – Gillian Burnett has shown interest. Dennis Fudge also interested, Rob Woods also interested. Gillian and Dennis will sit on this committee with Rob as an alternate if needed.
f) Suggestions for School Board Report –None at this time
8. Other Business
a) Kids to Work – Other districts run a program that entails taking kids to the workplace for the day to experience what wok is like when finished school. Our district is exploring the possibility of doing this. It would probably be a grade 9 program. Lots of questions need to be answered before the start something like this, but they are beginning the process of gathering information and asking questions..
b) Raffle – Edgewood had some questions about running raffles. suggestions put forward from many. Key item for running a raffle is obtaining a gaming license

9. Agenda items for next meeting – none at this time
10. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 9th, at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

Agenda – February 2, 2015 meeting

2015 February 2 – DPAC General Agenda
Request for PAC funding 2014 2015 version 2
Executive Board Report – for February 2 2015
DPAC Meeting Notes Jan 2015
01-31-15 YTD Inc Stmt
01-31-15 Inc Stmt
01-31-15 Bal Sht

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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting

Monday, February 2, 2015, 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)

  1. DSAC Report (Robin Keahey, Hayley Jakubowski)
  2. CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
  3. Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday)
  4. Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
  5. Professional Employees Association ( )
  6. Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)
  7. Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)

 (5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)

5.      Officer and Committee Reports

  1. Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
  2. Treasurer’s Report (Chris Finke)
  3. BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell)

6.      PAC and Parent Assistance

  1. Grant requests
  2. PAC Café & FoodSafe reports
  3. Request from Williams Lake DPAC
  4. Melissa Hoff, internet safety
  5. Scheduling – resolutions workshop
  6. Potential speaker for March – Industry Training Authority (youth in trades)
  7. April event
  8. Fall Conference

7.      Advising School District

  1. Education Services Committee Report (Steve)
  2. Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Chris, Darlene)
  3. Policy and Governance (Sarah, Dennis)
  4. Ad hoc Technology Committee (Steve)
  5. Expanded Committee of the Whole (budget)
  6. Suggestions for School Board Report

 

8.      Other Business

9.      Agenda items for next meeting

10.   Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 9,  at 7:00 pm,  Van Bien.

DPAC MINUTES FOR October 6, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR October 6, 2014
7p.m. Van Bien Training Centre

ATTENDEES:

DPAC EXECUTIVE:  Sarah Holland (Chair) , Darlene Campbell (Vice-Chair), Chris Finke (Treasurer), Dennis Fudge (District Associate), Leanne Harasym (secretary), Steve Shannon (Director at Large).

PARTNER GROUPS:  Tina Cousins ( PGTDA), Dan Watt ( Principals and Vice Principals), Nicole Haines ( PEA), Brian Pepper ( Superintendent), Betty Bekkering (Trustee)

SCHOOL REPS: DPAC (Sarah Holland), Kelly Road Secondary School ( Steve Shannon), Malaspina ( Rob Woods & Trista Spencer), Spruceland Traditional ( Dennis Fudge & Leanne Harasym), Quinson (Ryan Clarke), D.P Todd (Chris Finke), Southridge ( Jennifer Hicke), Nusdeh Yoh (Charlene Henyu & Darlene Campbell), DPSS ( Darlene Campbell), Glenview( Fiona Kitt), College Heights ( Natalie Wehner), Nukko Lake (Tasha Senff), PGSS (Michelle Rolfes), Lac des Bois (Shauna Connor), Ecole College Heights ( Jacqueline Dockray), Peden Hill (Sara-Lynn Harding).

1.  Call to order at 7:00 pm
2.  Adoption or agenda and adoption of September 6, 2014 minutes
Agenda accepted
Amendment to 6c. Change the word letters to letter.  Accepted as amended.
3.  PAC Networking and Discussion
All Schools with a Rep had a chance to talk about new, upcoming, or
continuing events or activities happening in there schools.
4.  REPORTS
A) DSAC Report-no report

B) CUPE Report- Karen Wong in Valemont

C) PGDTA Report (Tina Cousins)- World Teacher Day was Oct 5.  Still waiting   to see how much support there will be for kids.  Teacher Prep Time has gone from 90 min to 100 min, in 2017 it will go to 110 min.

D) PGPVPA Report ( Dan Watt)- P/VP’s are working on relationships with staff and how to move forward.  Working on Learning team grants and plans for student success.

E) PEA Report- ( Nicole Haines)- Staff or 35 to 40 that support students, staff and families.  One new psychologist but still short .8 Occupational Therapist.  All staff are changing positions and working hard to facilitate transitions.  Document deadlines for students have been moved from Sept 30th to Oct 17th.

F) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)- Report Given.  60 contracts to be sorted out.  Highlighted how important PACs are and wanting all PAC members to report back to their PACs the importance of criminal record checks.  Asked Chair about email sent out.  8 schools responded, no new schools.  Discussed his blog and that he stopped because it was counter productive to where he wants to go.  Info will be tracked on connect ed.

G) Trustee Report (Betty Beckering)-  email sent to Chair with regrets for no attending.

5.  Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland). Explained that partner groups have 5 min each to speak. Report Given
b) Treasurer’s Report (Chris Finke and Gillian). Revenue last year: 11566.27.  Spent 12540.25. General account 17642.68. There is a Sandman credit.  Motion from Gillian : That DPAC pay BCCPAC directly for SD57 schools who join.  Second from Peden Hill.  Dennis Fudge apposed the motion, all others in favour. Motion carried.
c) BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell). Conference in Nanaimo from Nov 21-23rd.  Mail out going out this week, planner/agenda going out in 2 weeks.

6.  PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests:  2 requests that fall under BCCPAC
b). Conference / PAC Cafe. Fall conference cancelled. Executive will discuss a spring replacement.

7.  Advising School District
a)  Education Services Committee Report(Steve Shannon). Unable to attend. Report on DPAC website.
b)  Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Darlene,Chris). Have not met
c)  Policy and Governance (Sarah and Dennis). Met one and will meet again next week. Working on outstanding policies.
d)  Ad hoc Technology Committee ( Steve). Unsure if it will meet again
e)  Calendar Committee ( Leanne and Darlene)
f) Suggestions for School Board Report ( Sarah). Contact Sarah if you have questions you want tasked.

8.  Other Business
a) School Board Trustee Forum- November 4th, Vanier Hall. Open to all partner groups.  Deadline is Oct 10th for those running.
b)  BCCPAC conference in Nanaimo.  Darlene, Chris, Charlene, Sarah, Leanne and Donna would like to attend.  Motion from Gillian:  DPAC to pay for all 6 in the most economical fashion.  Second from Jaquie. All in favour, motion passed.
c)  Vacant director position. Rob Woods From Malaspina stepped up.  All in favour.
d) Priorities for year.  Advise district or DPAC needs.

9.   Agenda items for next meeting.  Darlene will talk more on BCCPAC

10.  Meeting adjourned at 9:27 pm by Sarah Holland.

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DRAFT Minutes – September 6, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR September 6, 2014
7:00 p.m. Sandman Signature

Attendees:
DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Darlene Campbell (Vice-chair), Chris Finke (Treasurer), Dennis Fudge (District Associate), Steve Shannon (Director at Large).
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper (Superintendent), Betty Bekkering (School Board Trustee), CUPE (Karen Wong), PGDTA (Tina Cousins & Richard Giroday), PEA (Debbie Coxon), Principals & Vice Principals (Dan Watt)
School Reps: Heather Park Elementary (Sarah Holland), Nusdeh Yoh (Darlene Campbell), Duchess Park Secondary (Darlene Campbell, Karen Clark), Ecole Lac des Bois (Shauna Connor), Nukko Lake Elementary (Lotte Anderson, Gillian Burnett), Spruceland Traditional School (Dennis Fudge), Ecole College Heights Elementary (Jacqui Dockray), Quinson Elementary (Ryan Clarke)DP Todd Sr. Secondary (Chris Finke), Kelly Rd Sr. Secondary (Steve Shannon & Kim Shannon), Hart Highlands Elementary (Teresa Bennett). Nobody joined online tonight.
1. Call to order at 7:01 PM.
2. Adoption of agenda & adoption of June 9, 2014 DPAC meeting minutes-additional items
Agenda & minutes accepted.
3. PAC Networking- intro of attendees.
• DPSS (Darlene) has football has started up. Rugby is about to start up.
• Spruceland Traditional (Dennis) mentioned alternative support to schools with music programs with lease of equipment & related support through a company called Long & McQuade, currently most go through Sight & Sound.
• Ecole Lac des Bois (Shauna) mentioned that the new expanded parking lot is already going to be too small to accommodate parents doing pick-up/drop-off and that there are now signs stating no parking /no stopping on street in front of school.
• General discussion re: teacher’s strike—generally seems to be some misunderstanding & some apathy
• Re: $40/day offered by government to offset costs of child care incurred as children need daycare vs. being in school. Home schooled children can access as well (if through a district). General discussion on access/use for Education Support Program.
• Question if the government/educational system can extend into summer holidays-yes they could.
• Particular questions for partner groups: What is to come of the student conference slated to occur in Kelowna at the end of September? What is the mood going to be like when school starts up after strike is done? After Wednesday’s arbitration vote & if the government is in agreement will they go back to work? Is the general impression that this will be decided before Thanksgiving prior to Christy Clark’s Asian excursion & before the new Legislature commences. Ask the trustees what they are doing.
• Should there be PAC meetings during the strike—not during school hours or on school grounds, or discuss with school administration their goals off-site, via email or phone.
4. Reports
(a) DSAC Report-no report tonight

(b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)—Bargaining completed as of Friday, September 5, 2014 & for ratification this Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday to be completed Tuesday; supporting teachers on picket lines till resolved, but essential services can cross picket lines; lost wages will be reimbursed at certain times, involved in employee service grant. www.CUPE.ca explains ratification.

(c) PGDTA Report (Tina Cousins & Richard Giroday)—Tina: Handouts including list of known PAC chairs. Had a rally last week & encouraging parents to speak up re: concerns. BC Government violated rights of teachers per Supreme Court case pending. State there is $1000 less per student in B.C. compared to average across the country.
Richard: states 3 keys issues: 1)wages & benefits 5yr vs 6yr & 1% apart in wage & benefits; 2)personal to teachers Teachers’ Charter of Rights (supreme Court case) is not negotiable; 3)underfunding of education in B.C-class size & composition, seeking $175 million this year, and $225 million each year after, but government offering status quo of $75 million. BCTF will not entertain binding arbitration if E80 is on the table.

(d) PGPVPA Report (Dan Watt)—VP of Kelly Rd Secondary. P/VP’s prepping for school year start-up doing new registrations, crossing picket lines as not union members, but providing moral support to those picketing.

(e) PEA Report (Debbie Coxon)—(Debbie Coxon-Speech Language Pathologist)—Wishes students & PEA staff (SLP, Psychologists, PT/OT) were in school but they are not crossing picket lines as are union & their contract is up too & entering negotiations. Class composition & support of students needs to be addressed; currently hold waitlists as no time to see all the students they need to.

(f) Superintendent Report (Brian Pepper)—No formal report, but updates to school district website & new website launched. SD57 is supporting P/VP’s to organize schools looking at programming, provincial exams, class lists, considering minimum hours/days needed per school year to achieve learning outcomes. SD 57 must have spring break to coincide with Canada Winter Games in February 2015 as part of city’s agreement in hosting. There are questions re: use of surplus funds being saved due to teachers not being at work/paid. No matter outcomes SD 57 wishes to be “hard on issues, soft on people” as ramifications for school system are unknown.

(g) Trustee Report (Betty Bekkering)—60 school districts in B.C. with 300+ trustees, but have had little voice in the current strike with 2 sitting at the negotiation table. All trustees have done a letter campaign to Christy Clark & Peter Fassbender to increase funding using money saved, denouncing the $40/day for daycare vs. putting into education. There is much frustration & sadness & worry for the vulnerable students (not only re: education, but also breakfast programs, socio-emotional effects). Meeting with MLAs Sept 19, 2014. Trustee elections are Nov. 15, 2014 & call is out for names for trustee positions.
5. Elections-secretary position remains open
6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)—DPAC Fall conference for PAC parents to be cancelled Oct 19, 2014 & rescheduled.
DPAC to be called re: Back 2 School handout.
In August, 2014, there was a meeting of BCCPAC with DPAC chairs—2 reports on DPAC website, press release & letter to Vince Ready, retraction letter also written.

b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)—Gillian is passing books to Chris Finke. Not accurate for May, June, July, or August related to bank statements not reconciled. Request to access 4 bank statements from bank to avoid crossing picket lines motioned by Gillian, 2nd by Jacqui, All in favour, none opposed. Noted income from when last met. Year to date not finalized. Gillian motioned review of financial books as bylaw states 2 members without signing authority need to assess for accuracy Jacqui 2nd, all in favour, none opposed—Lotta & Jackie to meet, with Gillian & Chris available for input/questions.
Gaming accounts summary report done, confirmation that application received.

c) BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell)—negative responses re: letters, Fassbender mentioned BCCPAC as a voice in this school system; there is an open position of secretary on BCCPAC. Ministry of Education & BCTF will get all BCCPAC information. There have been several petitions sent to MLAs (e.g. in Gordon Head) to suggest government accept binding arbitration.

7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests—none tonight.
b) Fall Conference Report-was scheduled for October 18, 2014, postponed to March 2015, or cancelled & replaced with something like 2 PAC Cafes. Conference committee to discuss.
8. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon, Dennis Fudge)—no meeting
b) Educ. Programs&Planning Committee Report (Darlene Campbell, Chris Finke)-no meeting
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland, Chris Finke)—no meeting
d) Ad hoc Technology Committee (Steve Shannon)—no meeting
e) Suggestions for School Board Report—parents concerned re: strike, in support of students’ education.

9. Other Business
a) Strike—has been discussed throughout meeting. See DPAC website for updates, discussions.
b) School board trustee elections—attendance
c) School board trustee forum—attendance
d) BCCPAC Conference in Nanaimo—attendees and application process—need applications by October meeting and grant requests & process/application will be on DPAC website.
e) Priorities for the year—tabled, executive will be meeting to discuss.
f) Next scheduled board meeting-date TBA.
10. Agenda items for next meeting—send to Sarah.

11. Meeting adjourned at 9:59PM by Sarah Holland.

DPAC Minutes, May 5, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR May 5, 2014
7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

Attendees:
DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Darlene Campbell (District Associate) , (Director), Steve Shannon (Director) and Inge Culhane (Secretary)
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Karen Wong, C.U.P.E; Tina Cousins, PGDTA; Lori Dennill, PGPVPA;
School Reps: Jacqueline Dockray, College Heights Elementary; Darlene Campbell, Duchess Park; Inge Culhane, Edgewood; Shauna Connor, Ecole Lac des Bois; Sarah Holland, Heather Park; Steve Shannon, Kelly Road; Lotte Anderson, Nukko Lake; Darlene Campbell, Nusdeh Yoh; Dennis Fudge, Spruceland; Ryan Clake, Quinson; Michelle Rolfes, PGSS

1. Call to Order

2. Adoption of agenda and of April , 2014 Minutes
Adopted as circulated. Unanimous consent.

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Minutes from DPAC Meeting – April 7, 2014

DPAC meeting minutes April 7, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR April 7, 2014
7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

Attendees:
DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Chris Finke (Vice Chair); Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Steve Shannon (Technical Director), Darlene Campbell (District Associate), and Inge Culhane (Secretary)
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Betty Bekkering, Trustee; Tina Cousins, PGDTA; Lori Dennill, PGPVPA; Behavioral Specialists, PEA;
School Reps: Chris Finke, DP Todd; Inge Culhane, Edgewood; Sarah Holland, Heather Park; Steve and Kim Shannon, Kelly Road; Lotte Andersen, Nukko Lake; Darlene Campbell, Nusdeh Yoh, Duchess; Michelle Rolfes, PGSS; Ryan Clarke, Quinson; Fiona Kitt, Glenview; Dennis Fudge, Spruceland; Shauna Connor, Ecole Lac des Bois; Jennifer Hicke, Southridge; Amy Hudson, Pineview;

Absentee School Reps: Hart Highlands; Beaverly; Blackburn; Buckhorn; College Heights; College Heights Secondary; Foothills; Giscome; Harwin; Heritage; Highglen; Hixon; Mackenzie Secondary; Malaspina; McBride Centennial; McBride Secondary; Morfee; Peden Hill; Pinewood; Ron Brent; Valemount Elementary; Valemount Secondary; Van Bien; Vanway; Westwood;

1. Call to order

2. Adoption of Agenda and March 3, 2014 Minutes-

Adopted by unanimous consent.

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DPAC minutes, March 3, 2014

DPAC meeting minutes Mar 3, 2014
DPAC MINUTES FOR March 3, 2014
7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

Attendees:
DPAC Executive: Sarah Holland (Chair), Chris Finke (Vice Chair); Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Steve Shannon (Technical Director), Darlene Campbell (District Associate), and Inge Culhane (Secretary)
Partner Groups: Betty Bekkering, Trustee; Karen Wong, CUPE; Tina Cousins, PGDTA; Faith Mackay, PGPVPA; Holly Kavanaugh, David Ki, PEA; Megan Klitch, Gurkirat Kaurk, Canadian Cancer Society
School Reps: Chris Finke, DP Todd; Inge Culhane, Edgewood; Sarah Holland, Heather Park; Steve and Kim Shannon, Kelly Road; Lotte Andersen, Nukko Lake; Darlene Campbell, Nusdeh Yoh, Duchess; Michelle Rolfes, PGSS; Ryan Clarke, Quinson; Candice Bate, Buckhorn; Jacqueline Dockray, College Heights; Fiona Kier, Glenview; Dennis Fudge, Spruceland;

Absentee School Reps: Hart Highlands; Southridge; Beaverly; Blackburn; College Heights; College Heights Secondary; Ecole Lac des Bois; Foothills; Giscome; Harwin; Heritage; Highglen; Hixon; Mackenzie Secondary; Malaspina; McBride Centennial; McBride Secondary; Morfee; Peden Hill; Pinewood; Ron Brent; Valemount Elementary; Valemount Secondary; Van Bien; Vanway; Westwood; Pineview; Ecole Lac des Bois;

1. Call to order

2. Adoption of Agenda and February 3, 2014 Minutes-

Adopted by unanimous consent.

3. PAC Networking – Introductions
• Heather Park- Safety committee. Space blankets were purchased. Went to good use during fire alarm in -30 weather, especially for those students wearing gym strip.
• College Heights elementary – anti-bullying day, carnival, vice principal allocated to Foothills.
• Nusdeh Yoh- Parking lot garage sale May 24th, June outdoor movie night, Bone game, language club
• PGSS- Semester change, talent show
• Kelly Road- semester change
• DP Todd- Focus on athletics. Sitting students down in front of computers for programing, not enough students for honors program, Jr. Band concert tonight, Jazz Band concert next Tues.
• Duchess park- Parent info night for grade 7 students from feeder schools
• Buckhorn- Have safety blankets as well. Would like to request that the school purchase the bottled water used for sports day early in the year, to have on hand for emergencies.

• Nukko Lake – Olympic festival put on by teachers (parents unaware) PAC usually holds a winter festival for the students.
• Quinson- Principal returned after one month absence
• Spruceland – Nothing to report

4. Guest Presentation – Flavored Tobacco products, Canadian Cancer Society – Power point presentation and flavored tobacco products passed around. Petition circulated.

5. Partner Group Presentations
(a) DSAC Report- (Graeme MacKenzie (KRSS) and Shelby Miller (DPSS)) – Not in attendance.
(b) CUPE Report – (Karen Wong) – Things going well. Collective agreement expires in June. 2014 bargaining committee is formed. Trying to maintain labor peace. Positive moves. Going to Vancouver in April to start things early. Cold weather -please encourage children to go inside or EA’s have to be out in cold weather to supervise.
(c) PGDTA Report – (Tina Cousins) – Handed out info to parents. Strike vote this week. Part of unionized employees position is strike voting. Looking for fairness. Not planning immediate school closures. Provincial issue. Trying to work with School District 57.
(d) PGPVPA Report – (Faith Mackay) March – Leadership standards for Principals and Vice-Principals in BC self assessment tool. Handout provided during meeting. Document is on-line and available for the public.
(e) PEA Report – Holly Kavanaugh/David Ki – School psychologists. Individual service to students. Short workers/recruitment, service pre-school to Grade 12.
(f) Superintendent Report – (Brian Pepper)- Not in attendance.
(g) Trustee Report – (Betty Bekkering)- Spoke to her report. , LGBTQ policy passed, Camp Trapping visit, DP Todd Family meeting, UNBC high achievers,

6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – Spoke to her report. Attached in March agenda package.
b) Treasurers Report (Gillian Burnett) – Spoke to her report. Attached in March agenda package.
c) BCCPAC Report- Darlene Campbell – Resolutions out next week. May 2, 2014 elections (half of the positions are available).

7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests – No new requests. Malaspina will contact Gillian with receipts for their event. Approx $66.00
b) PAC Cafe – April 12, 2014, 11am-2pm at Coast Inn of the North. Registration on website.
c) Fall Conference Committee meeting- March 12, 2014, 7pm 5425 Meadowlark Road
d) Serving our remote members – idea for bringing PAC’s in from outlying communities
MOTION: Jacqui Dockray. 2nd by Gillian Burnett. Invite PAC members from outlying communities of SD 57 to attend a DPAC meeting. Two representatives per school from each community will be allotted travel and accommodations as per policy. All in favor. Motion CARRIED.

8. Advising School District
a) Education Services report (Steve Shannon ) – Spoke to report. Report posted on DPAC website Youth Survey from City. On PG City website.
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Darlene Campbell) – Unable to make the meeting. Report available on the school district website.
c) Policy and Governance report (Sarah Holland) – Spoke to report attached in March agenda package
d) Expanded Committee of the Whole ( Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)- Spoke to report. In March Agenda pkg.
e) Ad hoc Technology committee – MOTION: Darlene Campbell. 2nd Chris Finke. Nominate Steve Shannon to represent DPAC on Ad hoc Technoloy Committee. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
f) Suggestions for School Board Report (Sarah Holland) – please email Sarah with ideas. Students will be on Spring Break during Pink shirt day -please ask school district to celebrate it on another day. PAC Cafe info to school trustees.
9. Other Business
a) Nominating committee -MOTION: Sarah Holland. 2nd Darlene Campbell. Nominate Chris Finke and Jacqui Dockray for the nominating committee. All in favor. MOTION CARRIED.
b) Resolution Workshop scheduling – Sunday, April 6, 2014, 11am (lunch included).
c) Media talking points- DPAC hoping for fair and negotiated settlement
d) Spring Fling- 10th Annual North Central Zone Educational Conference, April 4, 2014. Free for PAC and DPAC members. Open to parents. Registration on line.
e) BC Student Voice Conference, March 12, 2014
f) BCCPAC Conference – May 29 to June 2, 2014 in Richmond -attendees, possible date change for June DPAC mtg. Please submit in writing if interested in attending. MOTION: Darlene Campbell. 2nd Chris Finke. Move June DPAC meeting from June 2, 2014 to June 9, 2014. MOTION CARRIED.
10. Agenda items for next meeting… please email Sarah with items. Lunch scheduling for students. Ask District about metrics for anti-bullying/bullying.
Meeting adjourned at 9:51 pm.
Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00pm Van Bien training and Development Center.

2014 March 3 General Meeting Agenda

Link to webconference for remote members: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/#/meetings/detail?uuid=M8JM2OE1J47DH14CTPCI3VI6QR-B8NT

 

Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of February 2014 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. Guest presentation – flavoured tobacco products, Canadian Cancer Society (10 minutes)
5. 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 (Betty Bekkering)
(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 (Gillian Burnett)
c) BCCPAC Report (Darlene Campbell)

7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests
b) PAC Café – April 12th, 11am to 2pm, Coast Inn of the North
c) Fall conference committee meeting – March 12, 7pm, 5425 Meadowlark Road
d) Serving our remote members – idea for bringing PACs in from outlying communities
8. Advising School District
a) Education Services Committee Report (Steve, Dennis)
b) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Darlene, Chris)
c) Policy and Governance (Sarah, Chris)
d) Expanded committee of the Whole (Sarah, Gillian)
e) Ad hoc Technology committee – being formed
f) Suggestions for School Board Report

9. Other Business
a) Nominating committee
b) Resolution workshop scheduling
c) Media talking points
d) Spring Fling – 10th annual North Central Zone Educational Conference, April 4th
e) BC Student Voice Conference, March 12th
f) BCCPAC Conference – May 29th to June 2nd – attendees, possible date change for June DPAC meeting

10. Agenda items for next meeting
11. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 7th, at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.

DRAFT minutes – January 6, 2014

DPAC meeting minutes Jan 6, 2014

DPAC MINUTES FOR JANUARY 6, 2014
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) , Steve Shannon (Technical Director), Michelle Yon (Director), and Inge Culhane (Secretary)
Partner Groups: Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Betty Bekkering, Trustee; Richard Giroday, PGDTA; Faith MacKay, PGPVPA; Karen Wong, CUPE; April Hendrickson, PEA;
School Reps: Jacqui Dockray, College Heights Elementary; Darlene Campbell, Duchess Park; Chris Finke, DP Todd; Inge Culhane, Edgewood; Sarah Holland, Heather Park; Michelle Yon, Hart Highlands; Steve and Kim Shannon, Kelly Road; Lotte Andersen, Nukko Lake; Darlene Campbell, Nusdeh Yoh; Amy Hudson, Pineview; Michelle Rolfes, PGSS; Jennifer Hicke, Southridge; Dennis Fudge, Spruceland;

Absentee School Reps: Beaverly; Blackburn; Buckhorn; College Heights Secondary; Ecole Lac des Bois; Foothills; Giscome; Glenview; Harwin; Heritage; Highglen; Hixon; Mackenzie Secondary; Malaspina; McBride Centennial; McBride Secondary; Peden Hill; Pinewood; Ron Brent; Valemount Elementary; Valemount Secondary; Van Bien; Vanway; Westwood;

1. Call to order

2. Adoption of Agenda and December 2013 Minutes-
*Add 7 (h) Superintendent review to the agenda.
Changes in December minutes:
*Gillian Burnett (Treasurer) was not in attendance
*PAC Networking – Spruceland “Ended up charging a candy cane for a BINGO sheet.”
*Partner Group Presentations – PEA Report – Caroline Northey not Marcia Waller
*Officer and Committee Reports – Treasures Report – Remove “Spoke to her report”

Adopted with changes by unanimous consent.

3. PAC Networking – Introductions
• Heather Park- Gaming raffle to raise money for accessible playground
• Nusdeh Yoh- Pancake breakfast canceled by school personnel

Continue reading “DRAFT minutes – January 6, 2014”

Minutes, November 2013 Meeting

DPAC MINUTES FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2013

7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

 

Attendees:

DPAC Executive:               Sarah Holland (Chair), Gillian Burnett (Treasurer), Darlene Campbell (District Associate) , Steve Shannon (Technical Director), Michelle Yon (Director), and Inge Culhane (Secretary)

Partner Groups:                               Brian Pepper, Superintendent; Kate Cooke, Trustee; Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday, PGDTA; Faith                                      MacKay, PGPVPA; Graeme Mackenzie, Shelby Miller, DSAC; Karen Wong, CUPE; Marci Waller,                                   PEA;

School Reps:                      Darlene Campbell, Duchess Park; Inge Culhane, Edgewood; Sarah Holland, Heather Park; Michelle Yon, Hart Highlands; Patricia and Steven Loptson (on WebX), Heather Park; Steve and Kim Shannon, Kelly Road; Shauna Connor, Ecole Lac Des Bois; Lotte Andersen, Nukko Lake; Darlene Campbell, Nusdeh Yoh; Amy Hudson (on WebX), Pineview; Michelle Rolfes, PGSS; Ryan Clarke, Quinson; Jennifer Hicke, Southridge; Dennis Fudge, Spruceland;

 

Absentee School Reps:                 Beaverly; Blackburn; Buckhorn; College Heights Elementary & Secondary; DP Todd; Foothills; Giscome; Glenview; Harwin; Heritage; Highglen; Hixon; Mackenzie Secondary; Malaspina; McBride Centennial; McBride Secondary; Peden Hill; Pinewood; Ron Brent; Valemount Elementary; Valemount Secondary; Van Bien; Vanway; Westwood;

 

1.                  Call to order

 

2.                  Adoption of  Agenda and October 2013 Minutes-  Agenda – Move 8b) BCCPAC Conference to 6 aa) and add 8 d) Request for presentation  and 8 e) Lice. Minutes – “No” Silent Auction at Nukko Lake for PAC networking.

Adopted with changes by unanimous consent.

 

  1. PAC Networking – Introductions
  • Heather Park- Explorations prgm began (Crime Scene Science, Story Telling)
  • Hart Highlands- Asked Nukko Lake if the PAC Chair is having a meeting for the family of schools
  • Nusdeh Yoh-  Art project is passed – Totem pole wood will be used for art. Grant of approx $60,000.00
  • Nukko Lake- School bus safety, Christmas cookies (mixed groups of students to make the cookies)
  • Ecole Lac Des Bois – raffle a Christmas tree and everything underneath it. Lots of prizes (family related) $2.00 a ticket

 

                                                           

 

4.           Partner Group Presentations

(a)    DSAC Report- (Graeme MacKenzie (KRSS) and Shelby Miller (DPSS)) – Not in attendance.

(b)   CUPE Report –  (Karen Wong) Good news. Framework agreement. Votes next Thursday for PG, and Friday for outer lying areas. Minute to minute counting of staffing. Stressful for staffing.

(c)    PGDTA Report – (Tina Cousins, Richard Giroday) Spoke to report. October was a busy month. Training with teachers and teachers on call (boundaries with teachers, students and parents and collective agreement). Class composition issues (class size not an issue in PG, however, increase in students needs in the classroom is an issue).  At bargaining table with the govt. Think positive. Discussion about boundaries with parents and social media. Discussion about ratio between decrease in class size and increase in special needs.

(d)   PGPVPA Report – (Faith MacKay) Spoke to report.  Posted on DPAC website. Reports Highglen Montessori, Ron Brent, Ecole College Heights, Kelly Road, Spruceland, PGSS, Malaspina, and Heather Park.

(e)   PEA Report – (Marcia Waller) –  Speech and Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Aboriginal Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Special Education Tech Consultants. Understaffed  right now in the district, with Psychologists and OT. Lots of activities in the schools, identifying students with learning difficulties. Nicole will be the liaison, but will send different workers from the various areas to attend the DPAC mtgs.

(f)     Superintendent Report – (Brian Pepper)- Spoke to his report. Policy 5119, LGBTQ update,  Halloween thanks to parents, Aboriginal Education Symposium, Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC, Strategic Planning Process.

(g)   Trustee Report – (Kate Cooke)- Spoke to her report. Management and Finance, Policy and Governance Committee. Discussion about Motions brought forward by School Trustees.

 

  1. Officer and Committee Reports

a)  Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – Spoke to her report. Attached in November agenda package.

b)  Treasurers Report (Gillian Burnett) –  Spoke to her report. Attached in November agenda package.

c)  BCCPAC Report- Darlene Campbell. Spoke to her report. On DPAC Website.

 

  1. PAC and Parent Assistance

aa)  BCCPAC Conference  November 15-17-expressions of interest. Email DPAC Chair or Exec if interested. Will                 send Chris Finke if he is able to attend and Dennis Fudge. Still one ticket available.

a)  Budget and Grants – 2013/2014 – Nus Deh Yoh would like to send their PAC treasurer to the BCCPAC Fall                 Conference in Kelowna $338 in funds will be provided from DPAC. All in favor.                                                                                                                                                        b)  Fall Conference  – October 19, 2013 – Discussion of Budget, meals, venues, keynote speaker unable to fly in –                 presented through WebX. Getting info about DPAC out to parents. Perhaps workshop in October for new PAC                 parents and another conference for all parents in Jan/Feb. Preference for Civic center.                                                                                                                                                                  c)  Food Safe workshop – Scheduled November 9, 2013 – Registration spots still available. Sarah will email the                 Principals of the schools to remind them that spots are still available                                                                                                                             d)  Survey to PACs- in November Agenda pkg. Please look over and provide comments to DPAC Chair, Sarah.

 

7.            Advising School District

a) Education Services report (Steve Shannon ) –  Posted on DPAC website.

b) EPPC Committee  Report (Darlene Campbell) –  Attached in November agenda pkg.

c) Policy and Governance report (Sarah Holland) – Sarah spoke to her report. Policy 5119 and 8310. Attached in                 November agenda pkg.

d) Expanded Committee of the Whole ( Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)- Spoke to report attached in November                 Agenda pkg. Please email suggestion/comments to DPAC Chair.

e)  Calender Committee- (Darlene  Campbell and Gillian Burnett) – Spoke to report attached in November                 agenda pkg.

f)  Suggestions for School Board Report (Sarah Holland) Please email Sarah with ideas.

8.            Other Business   

                a)  Email discussion of events and updates outside of meetings. Discussion.                                                                         b)  Feedback sought by school district on policy 5119. Media, scenarios, parents come to Board meetings to               speak about it, bring speakers to explain the effects on families (psychologists and social workers). Interest in             committee – Michelle Yon, Gillian Burnett, Darlene Campbell.                                                                                                               c) Request for presentations – Steve Fleck to present on the Exploration Program. Sarah will check with him    regarding more info about the presentation he would like to present  to DPAC parents.                                                                                                                                                                          d) Lice – table for next meeting

9.            Agenda items for next meeting…

Meeting adjourned at  9:53pm.

Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00pm Van Bien training and Development Center.