Schools in Mission will be receiving $108,620 as part of over $11 million in B.C. government gaming grants for Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) working with public and independent schools throughout British Columbia.
PACs and DPACs play a key role in keeping parents connected to teachers and school administrators through positive, supportive involvement in the education provided to their children. The grants provide support for extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, class trips and other school activities.
Why this matters:
- PACs and DPACs will share $11,121,840 in community gaming grant funding from the B.C. government this year.
- A PAC is the officially recognized collective voice of parents of their school. A PAC, through its elected officers, may advise the school board, the principal and staff on matters relating to the school and student education.
- DPACs advise the board of education on any matter relating to education in their school district. DPACs advocate for parental involvement in the education system and give input into the development of education policy and curricula.
Maple Ridge – Mission MLA Marc Dalton
“Students often build upon their teamwork, leadership and over all work ethic through the extra-curricular programs they get involved with. I think it is great we can provide these grants to make sure we keep our students active in these programs which helps them build on skills that will benefit them for years to come.”