Parents have the opportunity to sit on many different committees with SD71 staff and trustees throughout the school year which deal with many important issues in the district. Parents are welcome to volunteer at any time by submitting their name, email address and phone number to any DPAC executive
Committee participation is addressed in our Constitution and Bylaws. A parent does not have to be a current DPAC executive or DPAC representative to participate on a committee.
The top 5 priority items that came out of a DPAC-delivered survey for the surplus budget are, in order from the 52 respondents:
1. Add 5 FTE District Support Teachers & SLP
2. Add 10 FTE for EA’s for Special Ed
3. 1 FTE Dedicated Teacher at Elem with Early Intervention
4. Increase budget for Learning Resource in Libraries
5. Add 0.4 FTE to bring physio & occupational therapy to 1.0 FTE each
On the items beyond the SD71 list, the highest response was to “Increase Non-Teaching Staff”, which is in line with the SD71 list prioritization.
School District 71 Committees
Parents are requested to participate with the Calendar Committee (usually in the Spring) to provide parent input. Feedback is often requested by surveying school PACs and reporting through a DPAC representative.
The Ministry of Education no longer stipulates the school calendar. School Districts can form their own school calendar.
District Hiring Committee
The Human Resources department of SD71 requires parents and staff be involved in the hiring process to participate in a one-day course regarding policy and procedure for interviewing and hiring. Contact your school's DPAC representative to have your name forwarded on if you are interested in District Hiring.
Standing & Ad hoc Committees