What is PAC?

The School Act gives parents the right, through PACs, to assume an advisory role in every school. PAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of their school. A PAC, through its elected officers, may advise the school board, the principal and staff of the school respecting any matter relating to the school.

PACs are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting your school and the education of your children. Parents’ voices are a tremendous value to their school. They offer a wealth of ideas and support in the challenges that face all public schools. PACs strive to represent the diversity within their communities and contribute to the benefit of all students by:

  • providing opportunities to educate and inform parents about the school;
  • involving parents in volunteer activities; and
  • openly discussing parents' concerns and aspirations for their schools.

The eight purposes of the PAC are:

  1. To promote the education and wellness of students in the school.
  2. To advise the school principal and staff on parental views about school programs, policies, and activities.
  3. To communicate with parents, and to promote cooperation between the home and the school in providing for the education of children.
  4. To assist parents in accessing the system, and to advocate on behalf of parents and students.
  5. To organize PAC activities and events.
  6. To contribute to the effectiveness of the school by promoting the involvement of parents and other community members.
  7. To provide financial support for the goals of the Council, as determined by the membership.
  8. To advise and participate in the activities of DPAC and BCCPAC.