VCPAC News

Here is the letter sent to the SD61 Board. It was cc'd to the stakeholders, rights holders and Minister of Education and Child Care as discussed at the VCPAC meeting.

https://vcpac.ca/vcpac-documents?task=download.send&id=929&catid=148&m=0

We are calling for volunteers who can help with our trustee election events. Some roles can be overlapping!  Please use the sign-up sheet or contact our volunteer coordinator, Nyssa Temmel, at   for any of the events.
 
Sign-up sheet:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa4a923a2fdc52-sd61trustee


2. Online All-Candidates Meeting
Featuring small group discussions
October 12, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
on Zoom

5-15 moderators facilitating the conversations in individual breakout  rooms, monitoring conversations, keeping things polite, organized and 
conversation flowing

Election Rally - Why vote? Let's vote together!
VCPAC Election Rally
October 13, 2022, 4 pm
Location: Blanshard street between Topaz Park/Hillside (gather in the  skate park parking lot, and line up on the boulevard to make some 
noise!)

As many participants as possible!

-Loud voices
-Instruments
-High Visibility Signs
-Bring friends and family

Please contact: 

VCPAC is helping families in Victoria get to know the candidates for school board trustee by sharing their responses on the VCPAC website to questions parents and caregivers are most concerned about.  They are also hosting events in October leading up to the municipal election for the Greater Victoria School Board 61 happening on October 15, 2022

 ***PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION ASAP WITH YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY***

VCPAC Trustee Candidate Website

With Candidate profiles and Q&A

https://vcpac.ca/trustee-election

 

Trustee All-Candidates Forums

VCPAC is planning two opportunities for voters to meet the candidates for school board trustee in SD61, and one event to bring the community together to remind people of the importance of voting and knowing your candidates
 
In-Person Meet the Candidates Forum
Featuring small group discussions
October 6, 2022, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Vic High (SJ Willis) Gymnasium
923 Topaz Avenue

Online All-Candidates Meeting
Featuring small group discussions 
October 12, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
on Zoom
Pre-registration is required

Election Rally - Why vote? Let's vote together

VCPAC is planning a rally for parents, students and community members to encourage people to get out and vote together, and talk about their "why".  Further details will go out on the VCPAC website and social media channels, and you can contact  to get involved and participate. 

VCPAC Election Rally
October 13, 2022, 4 pm 
Location TBA

Further details will go out on the VCPAC website and social media  channels, and you can contact  with any questions as 
well!

“School trustees in Victoria make important decisions and oversee a  multi-million-dollar budget,” says VCPAC president Tracy Humphreys.  “Music programs, custodial time, education assistants, and land and asset sales are just some of the areas where school board decisions have  had a direct impact on our children and their education. Come ask about these and other issues that matter to you at the forums we’ve organized! “

VCPAC will be sharing their Zoom license with PACs when it is not in use.  Contact for more information.  The schedule can be found at:  https://vcpac.ca/zoom-schedule/month.calendar

Is your PAC interested in having a BCCPAC membership for the 2022/2023 year?  VCPAC is supporting SD61 PACs by paying the fees this year.  If you are interested, send an email to