The Ministry of Advanced Education is working to better understand the student journey from high school to post-secondary, and the resources and tools required to help student and their supports make this transition. One of these resources is EducationPlannerBC, an initiative to consolidate online post-secondary resources, enabling students to search for programs, compare admission and tuition requirements, and apply directly to the public post-secondary institution(s) of their choice through a common online application platform.
The Provincial Government's Service Design team is visiting post-secondary institutions, high schools, counselling offices and parent advisory councils, conducting user research to validate assumptions and make recommendations for subsequent EducationPlannerBC development beyond 2017.
During the approximately 1 hour long PAC session, we will lead brainstorming exercises on your top areas of concern when talking with students about post-secondary, what resources you use to support your children and what might help make those conversations easier.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
The School Act (Province of British Columbia) defines the responsibilities and authority of the DPAC as an advisory and advocacy council. It may make recommendations to the School Board through the School Board’s officials or by representation, and provide the School Board with information to assist in decision- making.
The Burnaby District Parent Advisory Council, known as the Burnaby DPAC, was formed to represent the interests of Burnaby parents in the public education system. The Burnaby DPAC is guided by a Constitution, and meets the last Monday of each month. Please note: there are no meetings in Dec, Jun, Jul or Aug.
DPAC is the recognized voice of parents at the district level, and is made up of representatives from each PAC in Burnaby School District #41. These school reps act as a liaison between their school PAC and DPAC, representing the views and interests of their PAC.
Burnaby DPAC’s focus for this year include:
- Supporting parent education
- Facilitating sharing of resources, knowledge and experience between PACs and parents
- Fostering positive relationships between trustees and PACs
- Providing meaningful input to the district regarding parents’ concerns and questions