Here are the minutes of our January DPAC General Meeting.
Hello to the new people receiving this email! I'm Erin, your DPAC Secretary (at least for the next few months until the AGM!). I've just received a list of PAC Chairs from the SD Office, so some of you are hearing from me for the very first time. Unfortunately, I have not received an updated list of DPAC Reps from PACs, so for now, if you are receiving this in error, please let me know.
Please be careful in printing the attached document...It is more than 50 pages long, as it contains the facilities report from Art McDonald.
Chris Ponti is chairing our DPAC Committee to advocate for capital projects...can you help? If so, please let Chris know (or me, and I'll pass your email along). We are hoping to have a demonstration in support of capital project funding for our SD73 on the February pro-D day. Stay tuned. Chris is also headed to Radio NL this week to talk about our District needs (more space! more funds for school improvement projects!) and would love to come and talk to your PAC about the district's capital funding needs and how we as parents can help advocate for funds.
Our DPAC General meetings are always the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the Henry Grube Education Centre. There is a conference call option for those who want to participate from out of town. That number is forwarded before the meeting (usually the day before).
Next DPAC General meeting is therefore February 19th at 7pm at the Henry Grube Education Centre. Please note, there is no meeting in March due to March Break. April will be our AGM and election for the new DPAC Executive. Positions available for election are Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Members at Large (several).
See you all soon, and email me if you have any questions. Lately I've been working more than full time and my kids have been trading viruses (virii??) so my apologies if it takes me a bit of time to get back to you.
Please see attached for Draft agenda for Tuesday's meeting.
Please invite all parents to come out and hear Art McDonald's Facilities report, which was also recently presented to the board. Long story short: We need more space, more money, more portables, more buses, and more teachers to help with our continued increasing enrollment. At some schools, the situation is absolutely dire. Come get the details - I've seen the report and it's absolutely shocking how few resources we get at SD73 compared to other regions in the province.
This is also a preliminary call for anything resolutions-related for our April AGM. We will be working to continue tweaking our bylaw wording to be more in-line with other DPACs in the province. If you have any ideas/special resolutions to put forth, we'd love to have them asap. Deadline is in two weeks because we need to have all new (potential) wording out to the membership 2 months before the AGM.
See you Tuesday at 7pm at the Grube, friends.
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