DPAC & PAC
Our Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and the district-wide DPAC put in countless hours throughout the school year. They provide support for their school communities through the organization of events and initiatives, and the sharing of resources for students, teachers, and parents.
District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC) are recognized by the School Act and represent the collective views of school Parents’ Advisory Councils (PAC) in a school district (BCCPAC 2016). In School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky), DPAC provides a vehicle of communication between individual school PACs, advocates for parental involvement in the education system, and provides funds to support parent education.
Chair: Meredith Gardner (Pemberton)
Vice-Chair: Christina Walsh (Squamish)
Secretary: Alison Robb (Whistler)
DPAC Meeting Dates, Agendas & Minutes (2021/2022 School Year)
DPAC Meeting Minutes for the 2020-2021 school year:
DPAC Meeting Minutes for the 2019-2020 school year:
6:00PM, Monday, September 23, 2019 – Brackendale Elementary (Squamish)
>> Meeting Minutes
6:00PM, Monday, November 25, 2019 – Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
6:00PM, Monday, January 13, 2020 – Whistler Area (Myrtle Philip)
6:00PM Monday, May 11, 2020- Online Meeting (Zoom Meeting)
Resources & Useful Links
Policy 106 Navigating Concerns Within the District
Expressions of concern regarding school district matters such as employee conduct, resource materials used, or a student’s learning are welcome. Click on the diagram to find out how to navigate the appropriate steps to raise a concern within the district.
BCCPAC-BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Council-The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC), is a registered non-profit and non-partisan charity, represents the parents of 565,000 children attending public schools. As the provincially mandated voice of parents in public schools, they engage, empower and support parents for the success of all learners through collaboration, partnership and education, in a culture of acceptance, inclusion and equity. BCCPAC are governed by a volunteer board of directors elected annually by the membership which consists of District Parent Advisory Councils (DPAC), and Parent Advisory Councils (PAC).
BCSTA-The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) serves and supports our members, BC’s boards of education, in their key work of improving student achievement. At the local level BCSTA provides professional development, legal counsel and communications. Provincially, our non-profit Association acts as boards’ strong, unified voice in advocating to government, other education partners and the public on matters affecting public education.