DPAC Minutes, May 5, 2014

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

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.

3. PAC Networking
• Plant fundraising, Elections for PAC’s
• School wide trip to Ness Lake, supporting swimming lessons
• Girls Self Esteem night – Dove Beauty
• Math activity games presentation, Missoula Theatre, Kelly Road session
• Kelly Road Seniors had Prom
• Lego Mania night, Plant sale, teacher/secretary retirements, starting running club this month
• Easter Bunny hunt, Parking lot sale,
• Relay, Track and Field
• Fun days activities, Summer boot camp one week before school starts
4. Reports
(a) DSAC Report –Not in attendance
(b) CUPE Report – (Karen Wong) – Provincial proposals in tack, bargaining will be in June, moving forward, local proposals will go to local membership next week, committed to 18 hours of bargaining a day, will bargain weekends and summer months, funding shortfalls (posted on DPAC website), “asking council members to let your voices be heard”
(c) PGDTA Report – (Tina Cousins)- website – afairdeal.ca, continuing to be at bargaining table, stage one job action. Info posted on DPAC website.
(d) PGPVPA Report – (Lori Dennill) May – Professional Opportunities/Mentorship and Capacity Building
(e) PEA Report- Not in attendance.
(f) Superintendent Report – (Brian Pepper) Spoke to his report. Letter to parents (Strike), Focus on Trades
(g) Trustee Report – (Betty Bekkering). Not in attendance.

5. Elections – Chair, Vice-Chair,Treasurer, Secretary, District Associate, Directors
Chair – Nominations – Sarah Holland, call for further nominations, hearing none, Sarah Holland is elected Chair by acclamation.
Vice-chair – Nominations – Darlene Campbell, call for further nominations, hearing none, Darlene Campbell is elected Vice-Chair by acclamation.
Treasurer – Nominations – Chris Finke, call for further nominations, hearing none, Chris Finke is elected Treasurer by acclamation.
Secretary – Nominations – No nominations
District Associate -Nominations – Dennis Fudge, call for further nominations, hearing none, Dennis Fudge is elected District Associate by acclamation.
Technical Director at Large – Nominations – Steve Shannon, call for further nominations, hearing none, Steve Shannon is elected Technical Director at Large by acclamation.
Director – Nominations – No nominations

6. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland) – Attached in agenda package. Spoke to report.
b) Treasurers Report (Gillian Burnett) – Attached in agenda package. Spoke to report.
c) BCCPAC Report- (Darlene Campbell) – attached in agenda package. Spoke to report.

7. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grants requests – No grant requests.
b) Fall Conference Report- Scheduled for October 18, 2014, Civic Center. Next meeting May 14, 2014 at Dennis Fudge’s home, 7:00pm.

8. Advising School District
a) Expanded Committee of the Whole ( Gillian Burnett & Sarah Holland)- Attached in agenda package.
b) Education Services report (Steve Shannon, Dennis Fudge) – Spoke to his report. Carbon neutral action plan, Public info on school district website, Bussing, Canada Winter Games usage of schools. On DPAC website.
c) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report (Darlene Campbell, Chris Finke) – Attached in agenda package.
d) Policy and Governance report (Sarah Holland) – Discussion and written in Executive Board report.
e) Ad hoc Technology Committee Report (Steve Shannon) – Discussion of a decision if technology should be used in the classroom.
f) Suggestions for School Board Report (Sarah Holland)- Cutbacks
9. Other Business
a) Advocacy to government-Draft something.
10. Agenda items for next meeting…
Meeting adjourned at 9:50 pm. Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 9,2014 at 7:00pm Van Bien training and Development Center. (Note change of date)

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