COPACS 2022-23


Supporting SD63 Saanich 
Parents' Advisory Councils (PACs) and families in public education

The Confederation of Parents' Advisory Councils of Saanich (COPACS) is the official representative for School District 63 Parents' Advisory Councils. Every school has a Parents' Advisory Council and each of these is a COPACS member. Our primary task under provincial legislation is to advise the School Board on “any matter relating to education in the school district”.


Parents and guardians are encouraged to get involved! Attend monthly COPACS meetings or contact us directly to receive updates on issues, activities and concerns of PACS in our district. We welcome parent feedback regarding district issues and policies. If you have any individual questions or concerns, please send an email to the copacssd63@gmail.com


Here are some important links for you:

This year (2022-2023) we will be trying a hybrid approach of in-person meetings with an option to join virtually via MS Teams (and their dial-in numbers - see below). Meetings will be held at the Individual Learning Centre in Saanichton from 7-9pm and are currently scheduled for the following dates:

  • September 15th 2022 
  • October 20th 2022 
  • November 24th 2022
  • December - NO MEETING 
  • January 12th 2023 
  • February 9th 2023 
  • March 9th 2023 
  • April 27th 2023 (AGM) - Please note updated date
  • May 11th 2023

If these dates change, we'll update the website and send out forum posts, so make sure you're signed up (link above). These and other dates can be found in our summary calendar. Or you can subscribe to the meeting Google Calendar HERE.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 437-703-4522,,912517179#   Canada, Toronto

Phone Conference ID: 912 517 179#


COPACS Rep Agenda/Ideas Suggestion Page - click here  

COPACS News

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DRAFT Edits to COPACS Constitution and Bylaws
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 13 March 2023, 10:35 AM
 

Dear all,

As discussed at our last meeting, please see proposed edits to the COPACS Constitution and Bylaws. Please review these and let us know if you have any concerns. We intend to vote on these edits at the AGM in April (27th).

Key changes:
1) We have removed the restriction preventing PAC ...
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COPACS Meeting Calendar
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 13 March 2023, 8:09 AM
 

Hi all,

There was a suggestion at the meeting last week to create a subscribable calendar of COPACS General Meetings so that folks can add meeting dates to their own calendars. Great idea!

Here's a link to a Google Calendar that includes the remaining meeting dates for the year (let us know if you have problems subscribing to this calendar). I will also add the above link to the info on the COPACS Website homepage. The exec will try to remember to add next year's meeting dates to the same calendar once the 2023/2024 schedule is arranged.

All the best,

Phil

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Next Meeting AGM - DATE CHANGE
by Copacs Executive - Monday, 13 March 2023, 7:43 AM
 

Hi everyone,

Please note that to avoid a conflict with the upcoming parent education session on Anti-racism, we have moved April's general meeting and AGM to April 27th (usual time - 7pm kickoff; usual place - ILC, Saanichton + MS Teams).

Two related points:

  1. Details to follow on the above mentioned, and other, parent education evenings
  2. Draft revised Bylaws will be circulated in the next few days. We will be voting on approving these revisions at the AGM.

Thanks everyone.

COPACS Exec.