DPAC represents all local PACs (Parents’ Advisory Councils) at the school district level by participating in monthly meetings and regular conversations with School Board Trustees and SD83 leadership. This relationship as the parent voice has led to positive and direct impacts on policies, budgets and the overall culture of education within our district.

SD83 DPAC has been an effective and involved parent voice over the past several years. It is important that a strong parent voice continue to represent the perspectives of our Shuswap families.

DPAC – Our Voice is Your Voice.


2020/2021 DPAC Executive

  • President: Corryn Grayston, Tappen
  • Vice President: Christy Wright, Salmon Arm
  • Treasurer: Christine Barbour, Grindrod
  • Secretary: Sandy Thon, Grindrod
  • Director at Large: Vacant
  • Director at Large: Vacant

Executive Members Needed for our 2020/2021 Term

We have 2 vacancies on our Board for the 2020/2021 term and invite any parents/guardians who want to help shape the future of education for our children to join our team.


2020/2021 Parent/Guardian Survey

Our newly established DPAC Executive (as of October 13, 2020) is beginning to create our 2020/2021 work plan and we are asking for your feedback and insight into the issues and needs for this school year – in particular as we continue to operate within the parameters of COVID-19. Click here or on the image above to take our brief survey. Thank you.

This survey will close November 20, 2020.


Click here to go to our Covid-19 | Student Resources page.


Diverse Abilities Advocacy Committee (DAAC)

We are committed to obtaining a better understanding of the challenges facing parents and guardians of students with diverse abilities.

We define Diverse Abilities as physical, cognitive, developmental, learning, and/or neurological differences in ability levels. In addition, special needs students are those that require resources different from most students (the formal definition can be found in the BC School Act found on our website links page).

Visit our Advocacy page to learn more about DAAC and the initiatives we are working on.