Monthly Archives: April 2015

SD41 Budget Parent Survey

The Burnaby DPAC (District parent Advisory Council) is conducting a survey on potential cuts to the SD41 Burnaby School District budget for 2015/16. Deadline for the survey is April 20 midnight, and survey results will be used by DPAC to advise the District on parent and PAC priorities.

We invite all Burnaby parents and residents to take the survey HERE.
The Burnaby School District is facing a $2.4 million shortfall in the 2015/16 school year if the status quo budget is followed. In other words, if nothing were to change in the running of the district (and staffing, support and service levels from this year were to continue), the district would face a $2.4 million deficit. By law, school districts must submit a balanced budget to the province, and the Burnaby School District has prepared a draft of potential budget adjustments and is looking for DPAC, PAC and parent input before the final is approved.
Included in the total shortfall is $1.2 million in administrative savings (Burnaby’s portion of $23 million administrative efficiencies announced in the Provincial Budget). These savings must be on-going and sustainable, must be confined to non-instructional budgets and cannot have direct impact on the classroom.
Other budget adjustments that have been put forward by district staff include reductions to Librarian time at elementary and secondary and reductions to Distributed learning and Continuing Education staffing allocations.

February 2015 Minutes

DPAC 23-02-2015 General Meeting Minutes

D.P.A.C. MEETING NOTES

Burnaby Central Secondary School
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Burnaby, B.C.
DATE: February 23, 2015
TIME: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Schools Attending:

Brentwood North:  Alpha, Gilmore, Burnaby North, Aubrey, Capitol Hill, Montecito, Westridge
Cariboo Lougheed:  Burnaby Mountain, Cameron, Lyndhurst, Stoney Creek, University Highlands, Cariboo Hill, Armstrong
Central West:  Burnaby Central, Brantford, Douglas Road, Gilpin, Lakeview, Moscrop, Cascade Heights, Chaffey-Burke, Inman, Marlborough
Kingsway South:  Burnaby South, Maywood Continue reading

Parent Information Evening – Taskforce on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth, April 22

Presentation from the Taskforce on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth, April 22

Learn how to keep your kids safe and avoid exploitation, including online and sexual. At this workshop, you’ll hear stories of youth who have experienced these issues and also have a chance to connect with local prevention experts.

This workshop is being hosted in partnership with the Burnaby-New Westminster Taskforce on Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Youth, and is taking place Wednesday, April 22 at Burnaby Central Secondary School at 7 PM.

Please register in advance to attend this event.