District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC) : Services Offered

Recognized in the School Act, Section 8.4, 8.5

Is the official representative body of parents/guardians of children in district
  • School Act provides DPACs the power to advise the board of education any matter relating to education within the district including educational policy
  • Required to have Bylaws under which they operate – governing meetings, how business is carried, dissolution
  • Composed of, run and managed by parents.
Role of DPAC
  • Comprised of elected parent representatives from PACs and serve as an umbrella organization for district PACs
  • Assist parents in forming a PAC in every school
  • Assist members in obtaining information and communicating with district personnel
  • Help parents navigate the school system locally
  • Advocate for parental involvement in the education system
  • Support & encourage PACs and parents in accessing the school system at all levels by providing regular forums for the exchange of ideas and information to ensure that public education serves the best interests of all students