The District Parents’ Advisory Council (DPAC) is committed to involving parents/guardians in the public education system. We will work co-operatively and collaboratively with all our partner groups which include: parents, principals, teachers, support staff and students.
The DPAC will encourage networking in all schools in the North Okanagan Shuswap School District to learn and support one another with educational matters.
The DPAC will also encourage individual schools to become members of the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils to be able to have a strong voice at the Provincial Government level.
The DPAC in conjunction with North Okanagan Shuswap School District has parent representatives who sit on a variety of District committees, some examples are:
- District Policy,
- District School Planning Councils,
- District Middle Schools,
- District Hiring Committee,
- First Nations Educational Council.
These are a few of our purposes that should encourage you to become more involved.
Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N2
P: 250-832-8261 (Kari’s work number)
Our Executive Team for 2016/2017
President: Kari Wilkinson
Vice President: Jennifer Henrie
Treasurer: Brandi Butts
Secretary: Heather Hamlin-Gravells
Director: Sheri Hamilton
There are many roles that you can be a part of with DPAC. Please see above for the people who are currently elected in some of these roles. A brief description of each role is given below. The information listed below is taken from http://www.bccpac.bc.ca/sites/default/files/resources/lm_role_of_pac-dpac_executives.pdf
President/Chair: Speaks on behalf of the council, consults with council members, presides at membership and executive meetings, ensures that an agena is prepared, appoints committees where authorized by the membership or executive, ensures that the council is represented in school and district activities, ensures that council activities are aimed at achieving the purposes set out in the constitution, is a signing officer, and submits an annual report.
Vice President: Supports the president, assumes the duties of the president in the president’s absence or upon request, assists the president in the performance of his or her duties, accepts extra duties as required, be a signing officer if required, and submits and annual report
Treasurer: Is a signing officer, ensures all funds of the council are properly accounted for, disburses funds as authorized by the membership or executive, ensures that proper financial records and books of account are maintained, make financial records and books of accounts available to members upon request, have the financial records and books of account ready for inspection or audit annually, with the assistance of the executive, draft an annual budget, ensure that another signing officer has access to the financial records and books of account in the treasurer’s absence, and submit and annual financial statement at the annual general meeting.
Secretary: Ensures that members are notified of meetings, records and files the minutes of all meetings, keeps an accurate copy of the consitution and bylaws, and make compies available to memebers upon request, prepar and maintain other documentation as requrested by the membership or executive, issues and receives correspondence on behalf of the council, ensures safekeeping of all records of the council, keeps and accurate record of all PAC representatives, assists the president in providing information to local news media, may be a signing officer if requested, and submits and annual report.
DPAC Representative: Attends all DPAC meetings and represents, speaks, and votes on behalf of the school PAC, maintains a current registration of the school PAC, reports regularly to the membership and executive on all matters relating to the DPAC, seeks and gives input to the DPAC on behalf of the school PAC, receives, circulates, and posts DPAC newsletters, brochures, and announcements, receives and acts on all other communications from the DPAC, liaises with other parents and DPAC representatives, and submits an annual report.
DPAC Director: Serves in a capacity to be determined by the council at the time of election, and at other times as the council requires, and submits an annual report.
Committee Director/Member: Serves in a working committee to aide the council in special projects, and submits an annual Committee report
Past President: Advises and supports the membership and executive, provides information about resources, contacts, and other matters, submits an annual report.