PAC stands for Parent Advisory Council. Every parent or guardian with a child at École Porter Street Elementary is automatically a voting member of the Porter Street Elementary School PAC.
All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings and discover our PAC and learn about its importance to the school community.
Each year during our Annual General Meeting (AGM), parents have the opportunity to vote in a new PAC Executive. The executive is made up of four required member roles: Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and DPAC Representative.
Sometimes we may have more than one person share a role to split the work load or to act as a resource and help transition a new executive member into a role often when the person who held the role previously will be stepping down or leaving the school as their children move on to middle school.
These four positions only exist to manage meetings and keep them running smoothly, create forward momentum on our projects, and ensure that we, as a group, are upholding our bylaws. We have additional existing roles for ongoing projects and initiatives like the Fundraising Coordinator, the KM Club Coordinator, the Fruit & Veggie Coordinator etc., and additional roles will emerge as parents bring new ideas, skills, and passions to the PAC.
In 2011, a committee was formed to update the existing Constitution and Bylaws. We encourage our community to review the document each year.
Most recently, the bylaws were updated and adopted during a PAC AGM on May 26, 2016.
Our bylaws are scheduled for review during the 2022-23 school year. A committee will be formed to review and propose changes please contact our PAC Chairperson or PAC Secretary for more information or to add your name to the committee.
The recommended changes to our PAC bylaws have been submitted by the committee of PAC members.
Please take this time to review the proposed bylaws and raise any concerns ahead of our next PAC meeting on March 6th, 2023 when we will be voting to adopt the proposed bylaws that will then be effective from 2023 until the next review in approximately five years as recommended by the DPAC.
Porter Street PAC
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