Parent Advisory Council
The Parent Advisory Council plays an important role in the school. While there is a PAC executive, every parent/guardian with a child at KSS is automatically a PAC member and is encouraged and welcome to attend and give input/ask questions at any or all PAC meetings. It's a great way to stay connected to school happenings.
The PAC also plays a critical role regarding BC Gaming Grant Funding. KSS only receives Gaming funding, which directly benefits students, if specific PAC executive roles are filled. The PAC determines how funds are distributed at the school. At KSS, these funds are not insignificant, ranging in the neighbourhood of $30,000. Unlike, elementary/middle school PACs, where there can be a large emphasis on PAC fundraising, the KSS PAC only fundraises should it choose to.
Currently, the KSS PAC executive for 2023-24 has one very important role yet to be filled – Indigenous chair. If you are a parent or guardian who has a student returning to or starting at KSS in fall 2023, please consider volunteering. Given the commitment to reconciliation, this is too important a role to be vacant. If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KSS PAC meetings are scheduled the 2nd Tuesday each month, (except for Dec., March and June) – 7 a year. In 2023-24, we plan for three in-person meetings with the rest on zoom, to enable convenient attendance for everyone. In person meetings normally take place in the KSS LLC (Library Learning Commons).
All meetings are advertised in Whoo's News, the KSS electronic weekly newsletter. However, if you want to ensure you are on the PAC parent emailing list to receive zoom links, please email email@example.com, along with the name of your student and grade saying you wish to be added.
NOTE: We are working toward having the in-person meetings on zoom (view only) for any parents/guardians who can't attend in person.
2023-24 Meeting Dates: (as proposed)
September 12 (Tuesday) – In person at KSS
October 10 (Tuesday) – zoom
November 14 (Tuesday) – In person at KSS
December – no meeting
January 9 (Tuesday) – zoom
February 13 -(Tuesday) – zoom
March – no meeting
April 9 – (Tuesday) zoom
May 14 (AGM and election of 2024-25 PAC) – (Tuesday) – In person at KSS
June – no meeting, unless the 2024-25 PAC would like to meet
KSS PAC Executive Committee Positions:
Chair or Co-chairs
Technical Education Chair
Fine Arts Chair
Student Support Chair
KSS PAC can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out if you have comment/questions or just want to know more about PAC.
The Executive list, meeting minutes and other information can be viewed by clicking on one of the menu choices (to the left) under PAC.