What is the Parent Advisory Council?
Role and Responsibilities
In British Columbia, the 1989 School Act established the right of parents to create a parent advisory council (PAC) to advise the school board, principal and the staff of the school regarding any matter relating to the school.The Act states that:
What can a Parent Advisory Council do?
The purpose of a PAC is to advise the school principal and staff on parental views about school programs, policies, and activities. The PAC should express its views after consulting parents. It is not the role of the PAC to manage the school; however, in many schools the PAC has an active decision-making role.
One role of the PAC is to provide advice to individual parents and groups of parents, assisting them in assessing the system. The PAC can assist parents in communication with teachers, school administrators and trustees about individual concerns or their child's progress.
What is CPF?
CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH
The Canadian Parents for French (CPF) is a national network of volunteers which values French as an integral part of Canada and which is dedicated to the promotion and creation of French-second-language learning opportunities for young Canadians.