Parents step forward to keep CHSS Parent Advisory Committee afloat

Prince Rupert students attending Charles Hays will still have access to approximately $15,000 in gaming money.

In late December, the school notified parents that the Parent Advisory Council was in danger of folding due to a lack of parent involvement and the council not having an executive. An emergency meeting was called for Jan. 15 to find volunteers to keep the PAC running, as the group receives $15,000 in gaming funds from the province each year that goes towards programs like band, drama, extra-curricular activities and bursaries.

Following the meeting, CHSS principal Sandy Pond said the positions needed to be filled have been and the PAC is still in place.

"We had a good group come out and a lot of people phoning ... we have a new executive in place and they've gotten the ball rolling," she said, adding that response from parents was quite strong once the call went out.

"We had a lot of people phoning and I knew we would have the support if needed."

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