Current Parkland PAC Executive

President: Serena Brent
Vice President:
Secretary: Jill Burres
Treasurer: Kristen Kopetski

Aboriginal Council Rep: Serena Brent
DPAC Rep: Serena Brent

Next meeting: May _____  at 6 pm

Parkland Parents’ Advisory Council (PPAC)

The PPAC consists of parents whose children attend Parkland school.  The group meets monthly throughout the school year.  The purpose of PPAC is:

  • To advise the school principal and staff on parental views about school programs, policies and activities.
  • To communicate with other parents and to promote cooperation between the home and school in providing for the education of the children
  • To assist parents in accessing the system and to advocate on behalf of the parents and students
  • To contribute to the effectiveness of the school by promoting the involvement of parents and other community members
  • To organize PPAC activities and events, including the hot lunch program.
  • To administer the gaming grant money for school extra-curricular projects
  • To attend District PAC meetings and bring back relevant information to our PAC

The PPAC also sponsors a bursary every year at the local high school.  Details of the bursary are available from the PPAC. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the PPAC meetings.  Look for dates in the school’s monthly newsletter.

 Parkland Parent Advisory Council Minutes

2017-2018 School Year

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

2016-2017 School Year

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016 – no meeting held

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

2015-2016 School Year

September 2015

October 2015

November 2015

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

2014-2015 School Year

September 2014

October 2014

November 2014

January 2015

February 2015

March 2015

2013-2014 School Year

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

Sept 2013

2012-2013 School Year

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

 

2011-2012 School Year

October 2011

December 2011

January 2012

February 2012

April 2012

May 2012

 

Parent Concerns – Steps  to Take

From time to time parents may have a concern about what has occurred at school either with the teacher or with some event that occurred with other students.  Here are three steps that parents should follow to effectively address any issue.

Step 1 – Phone the teacher and explain your concerns and if needed, arrange a meeting.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear all the views and develop a plan to deal with the issue at school and home.  Stay in communication or establish a follow-up meeting to talk with the teacher again, to determine the effectiveness of your plan and make any necessary changes.

Step 2 – If you feel the work with the teacher has not addressed your concern, phone the principal.  The principal may invite the teacher, learning-assistance teacher, counselors or any other relevant staff to the meeting for their input in addressing the concerns.  Again, the goal is to develop a plan, implement it, review the success and adjust as necessary.

Step 3 – If you feel that your work with the principal has not addressed your concerns, you may call the board office and involve district staff.  A senior staff person will review what work has been done, and work with the principal, parent and school to address the concerns.

Of particular concern is the growing trend for frustrated individuals to bring concerns to social networking sites such as Facebook, personal blogs or You Tube where opinions are stated as facts.  The damage that this can do to a school or teacher’s reputation when posted on a social networking site is significant and can be very hard to undo.

At Parkland, we want all our parents to know they are always welcome to contact the school using the steps described above whenever they have a concern. We hope that parents will never feel the need to vent their frustrations on a social media site.

 Parent/Student Right to Appeal

In Section II, the school act states:

If a decision of an employee of a board significantly affects the education, health or safety of a student, the parent of the student (or the student) may within a reasonable time from the date that the parent or student was informed of the decision, appeal that decision to the board. 

The board has developed a bylaw to provide for appeals under this section.  These appeal procedures may be obtained from the School Board Office in Dawson Creek.