The Delta District Parent Advisory Council (Delta DPAC) is an organization of parent volunteers elected from the Parent Advisory Councils of the 31 schools in School District 37, Delta. Delta DPAC is the official representative of school PACs at the District level. The group assists individual parents and PACs in expressing concerns and gaining appropriate access to the education system. DPAC provides resources to PACs and liaises with the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, Board of School Trustees, District Administration, Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, and Delta Teachers’ Association. Promoting effective communication between PACs, and encouraging the formation and continued operation of PACs throughout the District helps to strengthen the parent community’s voice.
At the provincial level, DPACs are legislated under the School Act. They are non-profit organizations, unbiased towards race, religion, gender or politics. Delta DPAC operates under the guidance of a 9-person executive that handles the day-to-day running of the organization. The group typically meets once a month during the school year and all Delta parents may attend the meetings.
Delta DPAC gives a voice to all parents in the District, answering and responding to their concerns on educational matters and ensuring the appropriate education partners hear parents’ concerns. Delta DPAC provides information to local PAC members to bring back to their schools for the benefit of the general parent population. For more information about Delta DPAC, inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Delta DPAC Constitution & Bylaws, please click here.
DPAC meets on Mondays once a month, except for December, March and June (and not during summer vacation).
Any Delta parent may attend a Delta DPAC meeting, however only the DPAC members or the elected DPAC representatives (or their designates) may vote. If an elected DPAC representative is unable to attend a meeting and wishes to send a designate in their place, they should inform the DPAC chair prior to the meeting.
School Trustees, District Administrators and executive members from the Delta Teacher’s Association and CUPE are often guests at our general meetings. These representatives are sometimes called upon for advice or to make a point of clarification during the meeting.
Why do we meet? We meet to give a voice to all parents in our District and to answer and respond to their concerns on educational matters. We ensure the appropriate education partners hear our parents’ concerns. We provide information to our DPAC members to bring back to their schools for the benefit of the general parent population. We also meet to share best practices and celebrate success.
Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Delta DPAC will be hosting our meetings virtually via Zoom until further notice. The meeting agenda and Zoom link will be posted on this page and sent via email to all DPAC representatives by the Friday immediately preceding the Delta DPAC meeting.
2020-2021 Meeting Dates:
- October 5
- November 16 – AGM
- January 18
- February 22
- April 19
- May 10
Town Hall meetings – October 2020
Delta District Parent Advisory Council hosted an online Town Hall meeting with Superintendent Doug Sheppard on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. View the recording and supporting presentation (from the October 5 meeting) for answers to important questions and concerns from parents and guardians in the Delta school district. Key topics covered include our district’s remote/hybrid learning, safety, assessment and reporting plans during the COVID-19 pandemic.