ROYSTON ELEMENTARY’S PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL 2019-2020
PAC Chair:Charmaine Pietrzak. Vice Chair: Paul Liebenberg. Treasurer: Lindsey Smith
Secretary: Briana Noot. Hot Lunch Coordinators: Tara Pietrzak and Paul Liebenberg
Fundraising: Carly Matkin, Anna Minaker
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In British Columbia, the 1989 School Act established the right of parents to create a Parent Advisory Council. The purpose of the PAC is to support and promote the involvement of parents in the formal education of their children.
The PAC is a registered non-profit organization composed of parents of children registered in the school. ALL parents are voting members and are welcome to attend any or all of the school's PAC meetings. The PAC is recognized by the Ministry of Education and the School Board as the official voice of parents at Royston Elementary. The principal attends meetings to provide a report on school activities, and there is a standing invitation to staff members and the elected school trustee.
The PAC usually meets on the second Thursday of each month in the school library to consider school issues of concern to parents, and to organize events, activities and programs intended to enhance the educational climate and community spirit of Royston Elementary. Minutes of these meetings are posted on the Royston Elementary website. Each May a new executive is elected for the next school year. Most meetings are held in the evening, some are held in the morning. Check our calendar for times. We hope as many parents as possible can join us.
In regard to individual concerns, the role of the PAC is to advise the parent on how to present her/his concern and to ensure that there is an appropriate procedure to hear about individual concerns or complaints at the school as well as at the school district level.