DPAC Submission to Policy and Governance Board Committee

As voted on at our June DPAC meeting, our submission to Policy and Governance:

2012 june 5 DPAC letter re partner groups and committees

June 5, 2012


Board of Education – Prince George School District

Attention: Tim Bennett, Chair of Policy and Governance Committee

2100 Ferry Avenue

Prince George, BC  V2L 4R5


Dear Mr. Bennett,

Re:     Partner Groups and Committees

The Prince George District Parent Advisory Council would like to provide some input to the Policy and Governance Committee regarding Bylaw 1, specifically with the area of committees of the board.

Currently, partner group representatives are invited to attend some of the committee meetings. These representatives are not members of the committees, and have no rights in these meetings other than those granted by the chair of each committee. While partner groups may request that items be placed on the agenda of each committee, this ability is shared by all members of the community according to bylaw 1, and the committees are not required to place any items on their agendas.

We would like to suggest that the partner group representatives be made full members of the committees. As full members, they would have the right to vote, make motions, and speak during committee meetings.

While it is valuable for the partner groups to be able to know what happens in committee meetings, it is equally valuable for the school district to have full and meaningful input from their partner groups.

Yours truly,

District Parent Advisory Council No. 57 (Prince George)

Don Sabo

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