Parent Advisory Councils are forums within each school community, which provide opportunities to discuss, educate, inform and involve parents in matters affecting your school and the education of your children.
The PAC is the officially recognized voice of parents at the school level. In 1989, the School Act was amended to give parents the right, through the Parent Advisory Councils, to assume an advisory role in every school. A PAC, through elected officers, may advise the school board, the principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school other than matters assigned to the School Planning Council. A PAC is comprised of an elected executive from the parents in the school, the principal of the school and the staff and student representatives. Meetings are held monthly. All parents can attend meetings and have input.
The Purpose of PAC is:
- To take an active role in supporting the school
- To give input into school-based decisions
- To participate in goal setting
- To provide parents with the opportunity to gain greater understanding of the school.
- To unify efforts of both parents and teachers towards goals of quality education.
The PAC is NOT: A committee to discuss individual students/staff problems or conflicts.
DCSS PAC is a shared body between Central and South Peace Campus. All parents are welcome to come out to meetings and get involved.