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
The District Parent Advisory Council of School District 57, know as “DPAC”, is the umbrella organization that brings together Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) in School District 57 – Prince George, Mackenzie, McBride, and Valemount.