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, visit their website at dpac.deltasd.bc.ca or inquire via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.