Charles Hays PAC at risk of folding, removing $15,000 in student support from the school

Unless parents become more involved, students at Charles Hays Secondary could be out $15,000 in support funding.

Unless parents become more involved, students at Charles Hays Secondary could be out $15,000 in support funding.

A message to parents on Dec. 19 warned that the Charles Hays Secondary School Parent Advisory Council is in danger of folding as it currently has no executive in place and very few parents have been attending the meeting. The group receives approximately $15,000 in gaming money from the province every year, money that would be lost should nobody come forward to fill the needed positions.

“These funds are used to support a variety of activities in the school. Last year the Parent Advisory Council supported sports teams, the band, drama, students taking food safe, presented bursaries at grad, supported a variety of after school activities and more,” said school staff in a recorded message sent to parents.

The school is hoping to find volunteer parents willing to step forward to keep the money coming into the school during an emergency meeting scheduled for Wed., Jan. 15 at the Charles Hays Secondary School library.

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