February DPAC General Meeting – February 1st

The February general meeting for DPAC will be held Monday, February 1, at 7pm, at the Van Bien Training Centre.

All PACs in the district are members, and their representatives may vote. Others may attend as well.

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Agenda – DPAC General Meeting
Monday, February 1st, 2016, 7:00 p.m., Van Bien Training Centre
1. Call to order
2. Adoption of agenda and Adoption of Minutes
3. Transportation Update
4. 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
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) DSAC Report ( )
b) CUPE Report (Karen Wong)
c) Prince George District Teachers Association Report (Richard Giroday)
d) Prince George Principal and Vice Principals Association Report (Dan Watt)
e) Superintendent Report (Sharon Cairns)
f) Trustee Report (Brenda Hooker)
(5 – 10 minute snack break, opportunity for further partner group discussions)

6. Acceptance of resignation – Rob Woods
7. Elections –Vacant Secretary position

8. Officer and Committee Reports
a) Executive Board Report (Sarah Holland)
b) Treasurer’s Report (Gillian Burnett)
c) BCCPAC Report

9. PAC and Parent Assistance
a) Grant requests
b) PAC Cafe – looking at weekend of March 5-6th, lunch session
c) FoodSafe update
d) Look at digital and online safety workshop – target first two weeks of March? – requires planning

10. Advising School District
a) School District Budget Consultation
b) Calendar Committee – February 11th, at 3:30pm, and March 31st, and 3:30pm
c) Recommendations from Rural Consultation Committee
d) Education Services Committee Report (Steve Shannon)
e) Education Programs and Planning Committee Report ( Mike Gagel)
f) Policy and Governance (Sarah Holland)
g) Suggestions for School Board Report

11. Other Business
a) BCCPAC Resolutions – workshop and proxies – target beginning of April, proxies can be sent in now
b) BCCPAC Conference – April 28th to May 1st, Kelowna – Delegate selection committee, and expressions of interest
12. Agenda items for next meeting
13. Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 7th at 7:00 pm, Van Bien.

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