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School District 5
Southeast Kootenay
District Parent Advisory Council

 Welcome to the Southeast Kootenay District Parent Advisory Council Website

  

​The District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) of School District 5 Southeast Kootenay, is the umbrella organization that brings together Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) in SD 5 -- Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Elkford and the South Country region of British Columbia Canada. We are one of the stakeholder (partner) organizations in our district.

What do we offer?

      • Monthly meeting with updates on what is happening in our district
      • Workshops
      • Open discussion forums for PAC Concerns
      • Representation on school district committees
      • Information on membership in the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
      • Resources and information on current issues and changes in education
      • Assistance in forming effective PACs
      • Ongoing support for parents and PACs
      • Liaison between school level (PAC) and the Provincial Level (BCCPAC)

Rights and Responsibilities

 
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Parents have the right and responsibility to participate in the process of determining the educational goals, policies and services provided for their children.  They have a primary responsibility to ensure that children are provided with the healthy supportive environment necessary for learning.  They have a responsibility to help shape and support the goals of the school system and share the task of educating their young."
BC Ministry of Education