Parent Advisory Councils receive grants

Funds will support student extracurricular activities.

The provincial government has provided $386,820 to local Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) and the District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC) in Abbotsford to help support student activities outside of the classroom.

The funds will be used to enhance the student experience through extracurricular activities. These grants cover various costs, including sporting equipment, musical instruments, playground equipment and field trips.

The parent-run councils help ensure B.C.’s children have access to activities that ensure the development of a well-rounded educational background.

The funding is through the provincial government’s community gaming grant programs.

Local PACs receive $20 per student, while DPACs receive a flat rate of $2,500.

The grant funds must remain under the management and control of those that receive them. Funds cannot be used for, or transferred to, curricular purposes or to schools or school districts or their activities or programs.