Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

The MacNeill Parent Advisory Council is committed to supporting students and staff and to strengthen communication between the school and families.

•Every parent/guardian of a student attending MacNeill is a voting member of the PAC.

• All MacNeill PAC meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month from September to May, unless otherwise noted.
• The meetings start at 6:30pm in the school library if the meeting is in person OR a Teams Invitation will be send via email for a virtual meeting.
• Some meeting start with a 30 minute presentation from a MacNeill staff member about a specific topic/department
• Updates from the school administration, usually presented by the Principal.
• Committee Reports covering areas such as Fund-raising, PAC Gaming Distribution, RDPA - Richmond District Parents Association.
• Treasurer's Report
• General Business - correspondence etc.

Meeting Dates:
The Parent Advisory Council meets on the third Tuesday of the month (no meeting in December and March)

2021/22 PAC Executive Team

  • Co-Chairs: Pooja Kalsi & Aspi Ustad
  • RDPA Representative: Pooja Kalsi (Parent Rep OPEN)
  • Secretary: Catherine Ellens
  • Treasurer: Angela Ng
  • Dry After Grad Chair: TBD

PAC Executive Roles and Responsibilities

The Chairperson

  • Sets the dates Agenda for each PAC meeting with the Principal
  • Meets regularly with the principal or when concerns arise that the Principal should know about
  • Runs the PAC meetings following the Agenda that has been set
  • Connects with the Richmond District Parent Association regularly
  • Supports other members of the executive be a signing officer submit an annual report


  • Record and file minutes of each PAC meeting
  • Makes copies of the minutes of each meeting and distributes them at the next meeting for the membership and executive.
  • Ensure safekeeping of all records of the council


  • Be a signing officer
  • Attends the training workshop provided by the School District
  • Disburse funds as authorized by the membership or executive
  • Report on all receipts and disbursements at general and executive meetings
  • Have the financial records and books of account ready for inspection or audit annually
  • Submit an annual financial statement at the annual general meeting

Members at Large

  • Commit to attending each PAC meeting through the school year
  • Help out when needed during special events or when called upon

Some Useful Links

•B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
•RDPA Richmond District Parents' Association