A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
The goal of this brochure is to help promote parent, teacher and student communication.
This is an informational pamphlet produced by S.P.E.A.C. (Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council). S.P.E.A.C. would like to thank the Sooke Teachers’ Association, C.U.P.E. Local 459 and the school district administration for their help and co-operation in producing this brochure.
STEPS TO FOLLOW WHEN YOU HAVE A CONCERN:
Q: Where do I start if I have a concern or problem?
Q: Where do I go next?
Q: What if my problem cannot be solved at the school level?
Q: Where would I go from here?
Q: Could I contact the Ombudsman?
Q: Would it be appropriate for me to ask the P.A.C. to intervene on my behalf?
BRINGING A MATTER TO THE BOARD ……
Send letters to the Board of School Trustees:
School District #62 (Sooke)
Obtain a form from the Board Office to request a presentation time at a School Board Meeting. Make sure submissions are in by the deadline set for each meeting.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY APPEAL FAIR AND EFFECTIVE?
Act on your own behalf.
WHAT IF I FIND IT NECESSARY TO PUT MY CONCERNS IN WRITING?
HOW CAN I BECOME MORE INVOLVED?
Every school has a Parent Advisory Council (P.A.C.) which meets regularly in each school. All parents are automatically members of their school’s P.A.C. and are encouraged to attend. P.A.C.s meet to advise and help the schools in a variety of ways and to inform and support parents.
The Sooke Parents’ Education Advisory Council (S.P.E.A.C.) meets the first Wednesday of every month at the School Board Office (7:00 p.m.). S.P.E.A.C. serves as a monthly forum for elected delegates and interested parents from each school in the district to meet and discuss district-wide issues, and to promote education. S.P.E.A.C. provides parent representation on various School Board committees and is represented at regular Board meetings, as well as providing a district liaison to the provincial parent organization British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (B.C.C.P.A.C.).