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 a positive, 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.

Our Voice is Your Voice.


2019/2020 DPAC Executive:

  • President: Corryn Grayston, Tappen
  • Vice President: Christy Wright, Salmon Arm
  • Treasurer: Kari Wilkinson, Salmon Arm
  • Secretary: Katherine Watson, Tappen
  • Director at Large: Sandy Thon, Grindrod
  • Director at Large: Monica Seys, Sorrento

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Please note until further notice, any DPAC meetings will be hosted via Zoom meetings only (audio or video conference platforms). Next DPAC meeting will be September 17, 2020.


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).

We have re-opened our Diverse Learners survey to garner further information that will will assist us to advocate for, and support the enhancement of, high quality learning experiences for students with diverse abilities in the public school system. The survey will close August 15th and we invite parents or guardians who have not yet completed the survey to add their voice and experience to this initiative.

Updated survey results will be shared in September, 2020.


Long Range Facilities Plan (2020 – 2029)

Thanks to all the parent/guardians and other interested community members who participated in the public information sessions as well as SD83’s long range facilities plan survey (which closed March 16).

Our trustees have a challenging time ahead to determine the most advantageous model for our district. We look forward to their recommendations when they are complete.

Long Range Facilities Plan (2020 – 2029)