agenda | School District 57 DPAC

By: Sd57dpac  09-12-2011


7:00 p.m. Van Bien Training and Development Centre

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1.               Adoption of Agenda

2.               Adoption of April 4, 2011 Meeting Minutes

3.               Special Presentation  – Raj Dhasi

Raj Dhasi is a senior Conflict Management Consultant with Turning Point Resolutions. Raj works with schools and organizations across Canada to resolve conflict effectively. Raj is a faculty member with the Centre for Conflict Resolution and teaches at Simon Fraser University. She holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis and Management and is currently studying Neuroscience. Tonight Raj is here to talk to us about the do’s and don’ts of managing conflict with our children with their brain development in mind.

4.               Reports

(a)                DPAC Chair Report

(b)               Treasurer’s Report

(c)                Superintendent Report

(d)               Trustee Report

(e)               PGDTA Report

(f)                 PGPVPA Report

(g)                CUPE Report

(h)               DSAC Report

(5 – 10 minute coffee /Snack break)

5.               Committee Reports

(a)                EPPC Committee Report – Chris Finke (Alternate:  Don Sabo)

(b)               Education Services Committee Report- Stephen Shannon (Alternate:  Dennis Fudge)

(c)                Policy/Governance Committee Report -  Don Sabo (Alternate: Dennis Fudge)

(d)               Parent Involvement Committee – Cara Vandekraats

6.               Announcements/New Business

(a)                School District Environmental Sustainability Committee (SDESC)

(b)               Northern Crime Prevention Symposium (Dennis)

(c)                Community That Cares Initiative (Don)

(d)               BCCPAC Conference Report (Sarah & Jacqui)

(e)               Motion to establish a process for selecting delegates to conferences

(f)                 Motion to establish a process for reviewing BCCPAC Resolutions

(g)                DPAC Executive Elections

(h)               DPAC Executive appointments to committees

7.               Other Business

(a)          Other

8.               Agenda items for next meeting

9.               Adjournment – Next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm Van Bien Training and Development Centre.


-          Minutes of April 4, 2011 Meeting

-          DPAC Chair Report

-          Treasurer Report

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