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COPAC External Committee Representatives

As per Board​ Policy 135, 4.7, COPAC is recognized as an official partner group to "attend regular and special Public Board meetings, and to be recognized/acknowledged by the Board Chair to contribute during debate on any matter affecting their respective associations. Official partner groups are invited to serve on Board Standing Committees as nonvoting members." 

 COPAC Representative for School D​istrict 23 Board Meetings 2022/2023:
Simon Adams (COPAC President, DWE) and Nicola Baker (COPAC  Vice-President, CLE)

​​Agendas & Minutes for Board Meetings are posted on SD23 Website​

School D​istrict 23 Board Standing Committees​

​Policy - Sarena Smith (COPAC Secretary)
Planning and Facilities  - Sarena Smith
Education and Student Services - Deannie Zahara (COPAC  Member-at-Large)
Finance and Audit - Deannie Zahara

​Schoo​​​l District 23 District Committees 2022/2023

Health Promoting Schools​ -Mike Figurski  (Sec.- RSS), Tanya Leshuk  (Middle),  Camila Biffard  (Elem)​

Safe Schools​ - ​Shannon Gallivan (COPAC member-at-large)Heather Engram

Human Rights - Deannie Zahara (COPAC member-at-large),  Carrie Broughton

Public Education Awareness Committee (PEAC) - Deannie Zahara
(need 3 reps: Elementary, Middle and Secondary school)

District Early Years Partnership - Penny Liao-Lussier

Indigenous Education Committee- need a parent representative

Partners in Inclusive Education​ (PIE) - Lahine Farstad​​