SD41 Emergency Preparedness Presentation at October DPAC Meeting

On October 17, Assistant Superintendent Roberto Bombelli, Safe and Care Schools Manager Sue Dorey, and Moscrop Secondary Vice Principal Tim Wozney presented at the October DPAC General meeting regarding the Burnaby School District’s Emergency Preparedness Policy and the District’s emergency response planning.

A copy of their presentation is available here: SD41 Emergency Preparedness Presentation

September DPAC General Meeting Agenda and Information


The next DPAC General meeting is taking place Monday, September 19th at 7 PM at Burnaby Central High School (6011 Deer Lake Pkwy). As you may recall from our June meeting, DPAC Reps voted in favour of moving our monthly general meetings to the third Monday of each month for this school year.

The agenda for next Monday’s meeting can be found at the link below:

DPAC General Meeting Agenda – Sept. 19

2016 – 2017 Burnaby DPAC Meeting Schedule

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 *

Monday, May 15, 2017

*  Budget Consultation Meeting – note the April meeting takes place on the first Monday of the month. As such, there is no DPAC meeting in March.

Burnaby DPAC supports the return of funds to districts

Burnaby DPAC Media Release 2016-05-31website

May 31, 2016

Burnaby, BC – The Burnaby DPAC supports the BC Ministry of Education decision today to return $25 million in mandated administrative savings back to classrooms across the province.

“We hope that some of the funds redistributed to Burnaby will be used to address the issues and concerns that were brought forward by school representatives and parents during our district budget consultation process last month such as increasing counsellor time, more supports for special needs students, and increases to custodial hours to provide coverage for custodial absences”, says Jen Mezei, Burnaby DPAC Chair.  “Unfortunately, the $25 million that is going back to our public education system is a small proportion of what has been cut provincially over the last five years”.

Underfunding was also an issue that was voiced at the BCCPAC AGM earlier this month, where provincial parents from across BC strongly supported a resolution for BCCPAC to advocate for  the total amount of administrative savings to be returned to district operating budgets.

“Although we applaud the government’s latest efforts to restore cuts from public education, it will only bring temporary relief to the chronic underfunding of BC’s public schools”, says Kristin Schnider, DPAC Executive member.  “A longer term funding strategy is needed to adequately meet the diverse learning needs of all students in BC.”