Free Event for Parents and DPAC February Update

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DPAC February Update:

February updates

There is so much going on this month, we thought it warranted a mid-month update.

  • Within the next month there will be a DPAC General (Feb 28), and Special (Mar 7), and Executive (March 14) meetings. More information about them further down.
  • VSB is working on its Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) and 2019/20 Budget. DPAC will be having meetings on them on March 7 (LRFP) and April 25 (Budget).
  • We have received two nominations for DPAC executives,
    • Peter Couch (nominated by Simon Fraser Elementary) and Skye Richards (nominated by Magee Secondary). PAC execs, voting closes at 7pm on Wednesday, March 13. If you haven’t received your electronic ballot, please contact Shaun Kalley (
    • If both Peter and Skye are successful, we will have 9 executive members leaving space for 3 more.  If you are interested, please ask your PAC to nominate you at the next PAC meeting (nomination form). Our March 14 Executive Meeting will be the last opportunity to be nominated to our 2018/19 executive.

VSB’s Long Range Facilities Plan

VSB is revising it’s Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP)

  • This is a Ministry required document which is used to help decide:
    • which capital projects (seismic, new schools, expansions) the Ministry will endorse;
    • which schools may be considered on a closure list; and
    • what new initiatives the VSB sees happening in the next 10 years with respect to VSB buildings.
  • DPAC will have having a special meeting with VSB staff on Thursday, March 7, 6:30 – 8:30pm in Room 180, 1580 W. Broadway. to discuss and ask questions. (Registration not required unless you require childcare, but is appreciated)
  • Background information to be aware of:
    • The revised draft is scheduled to go public on Friday, February 22nd as part of the VSB’s Facilites Planning Standing Committee agenda. A link will be posted here.
    • The current Long Range Facilities Plan, passed in May 2016, can be found here.
    • The Ministry’s Long Range Facilies Plan Guidelines are here.
  • All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Please contact or register with Eventbrite at least 48 hours ahead of time if you require childcare for this meeting.

February General Meeting: Supporting Caregivers of Students with Diverse Learning Needs

As part of DPAC’s General Meeting on February 28th, BCCPAC will be presenting a session on supporting students with diverse needs and their caregivers.BCCPAC’s presentation will include:

  • How PACs and DPAC can help support parents;
  • The understanding that all students have the right of a quality education;
  • That parents have rights;
  • That there is a process and protocol within the school district when seeking assistance/resolution; and
  • Resources parents should be aware of

All parents and guardians in the Vancouver school district are welcome to attend. Registration is not required unless you require childcare, but is appreciated..

Upcoming Events

Parents of incoming K’s

Cross Boundary applications must be completed by Feb 28

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