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Minutes from the October General Meeting

 D.P.A.C. Meeting Minutes 

Monday, October 28, 2019 

Burnaby Central Secondary School 

6011 Deer Lake Parkway Burnaby, BC V5G 0A9 

1. Welcome and Introductions, (Laura Ward, DPAC Chair

DPAC representatives were welcomed, and DPAC executive, district senior administrative staff, and trustees present were introduced. 

2. Treasurers 101, Ishver Khunguray, Assistant Secretary Treasurer 

 Discussed in a PowerPoint presentation a detailed overview of what being a treasurer is all about. Topic up for discussion are as follows: 

Financial Reporting 

Purchases thru the district 

How records are kept 

School CashOnline 

3. Break: 

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2018-2019 DPAC Executive Committee

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the DPAC Executive Committee for the 2018-2019 school year who were elected at the May 22 AGM.

The 2018-2019 Burnaby DPAC Executive Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Brentwood North Zone: Stace Dayment, Calvin Taplay
  • Cariboo Lougheed Zone: Dave Dye, Laura Ward
  • Central West Zone: Evangeline Jonasson, Herman Louie
  • Kingsway South Zone: Shams Chowdhury, Ashley Sandquist

In accordance with the Burnaby DPAC Constitution, in the coming weeks the Executive Committee will select their chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and treasurer from amongst the Executive Committee members.


Call for Nominations – 2018-2019 Burnaby DPAC Executive Committee

At the May Burnaby DPAC General meeting, the 2018-2019 Executive Committee elections will be taking place. The May General meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 PM at Burnaby Central Secondary School (6011 Deer Lake Parkway, Burnaby, BC V5G 0A9).

An official call for nominations was sent out to all Burnaby DPAC representatives via email on April 20, 2018.

Per Section VI of the Burnaby DPAC Constitution,

1. A maximum of two DPAC representatives will be elected from each zone of the school district yearly to serve on the Executive Committee. Representatives’ elected to the Executive Committee must have a child enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 12 in the Burnaby school system.
2. In addition to the two DPAC representatives from each zone, one member at large position can be appointed at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
3. Executive Committee shall select when required from its membership a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary and treasurer.
4. No employee or elected official of any school district or the Ministry of Education shall be eligible to serve as an Executive Committee officer.

Section VII of the Constitution outlines the responsibilities of the Burnaby DPAC Executive Committee:

It is the responsibility of the Executive Committee:

1. To be the formal liaison between the School Board and DPAC representatives regarding parent involvement in school district operations.

2. To identify and appoint parent representatives to represent DPAC on school district and community committees.

3. To ensure that there is representation from Burnaby parents at appropriate educational workshops, meetings and conferences.

4. To take responsibility for the operations of the DPAC including chairing district meetings, recording the proceedings and managing the financial affairs of the DPAC.

5. To identify topics and plan meeting format and agenda for district parent meetings

6. To act as group leaders and recorders in group discussions at district meetings and to be the communication liaison between DPAC representatives in each of the district’s zones.

7. To inform DPAC representatives, on an ongoing basis, of the issues and topics being discussed at Executive meetings and at the various committees where DPAC has membership.

A full copy of the Burnaby DPAC Constitution is available at on the Burnaby DPAC website at:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the elections and/or the role of DPAC Executive Committee members, please don’t hesitate to a member of the current DPAC Executive.