What is a Parents Advisory Council (PAC)?
“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 other than matters assigned to the School Planning Council (SPC).
PACs are forums within each school community to discuss matters affecting our school and the education of our children.” (www.bccpac.bc.ca/what-pac)
Who is a member of the PAC?
You are a member! We (parents) are all members! All parents and guardians of students registered at Laurier School are automatically members of the Laurier PAC.
How does PAC work? What is a PAC meeting?
The PAC listens to parents in the school and discusses issues of importance to Laurier families in order to best advise those who influence the school (ex. Principal, staff, or Board). A PAC meeting is when we meet with each other (parents), Administration and occasional guest speakers regarding any matter relating to the school. PAC meetings are held monthly and are for planning, learning, communicating, laughing and voting to keep everything moving through the school year. Your attendance makes for a successful meeting and questions and suggestions are always welcome. Child care is provided for free in our Spare Time room.
Note: The PAC does NOT discuss individual students/staff problems or conflicts.
Please see our Laurier PAC Constitution for details.
Your involvement is welcome & encouraged!
We need volunteers, suggestions (or concerns), and ideas to meet and enhance the needs of our school community. We want to hear from you!
How to get involved:
- Attend a PAC Meeting – everyone is welcome and childcare is provided!
- Join the PAC Executive – We are looking for an Events Coordinator, Communications Coordinator...
- Email the PAC Executive at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave a letter in the PAC mailbox in the Laurier School Office