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Cariboo-Chilcotin PACs get support from provincial grant program

School District 27 Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC), as well as parent advisory councils (PACs), will be getting support from the provincial government.

Tina Benedet, Chair for DPAC calls the funding which was made available through the province’s community gaming grant programs, very important.

“It helps supports activities that foster parental involvement in our school and parental education to assist supporting their children,” she said.

“For example, recently the district PAC brought in a brain specialist to talk to 9 different schools throughout the district as well as parent workshop.”

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Benedet adds that the funds will be also used to enhance extracurricular activities for students.

“For example, if there’s a drama club or a chess club, they can also help with yearbooks and newsletters. A big thing they have helped out in our area lately is playground equipment.”

The funding which totals $86,680 will be distributed to councils in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Lone Butte, Forest Grove, and Lac La Lache, as well as Anahim Lake and Bridge Lake.

Nearly $11.1 million has been delivered to over 1,400 PACs and DPACs throughout the province for the 2015-16 school year; local PACs receive $20 per student, while DPACs receive a flat rate of $2,500.

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