2016.1 Amendment of Bylaws: Adding Definition of “Official Delegate” to BCCPAC Bylaws (Special Resolution)February 29, 2016
2016.1 Amendment of Bylaws: Adding Definition of “Official Delegate” to BCCPAC Bylaws (Special Resolution)
Submitted by: North Vancouver DPAC SD#44
Be it resolved that
Bylaw 1.01 (a) be amendedby
Adding:“Official Delegate” means a Parent in a School District who is duly authorized by a Regular Member in that same School District to vote on behalf of that Regular Member;
The list of definitions included in Section 1.01 (a) be renumbered accordingly;
Bylaw 4.05 (a) be amended by deleting the words, “by delegate or”;
Bylaw 4.05 (b) be amended by deleting the words, “by delegate or”;
Bylaw 4.10 (b) be amended by
Striking Section 4.10 (b) “The proxy vote may be received from each member Parent Advisory Council and District Parent Advisory Council in good standing provided the proxy vote is in writing and signed by a minimum of two members of the Parent Advisory Council or District Parent Advisory Council executive, and the proxy vote is cast by a duly designated person or delegate of the School Council.”
Replacing With Section 4.10 (b) “A proxy may be received from each Regular Member in good standing provided that the proxy is in writing and signed by a minimum of two members of the Regular Member’s executive, and the proxy vote is cast by an official delegate of the Regular Member.”
And be it further resolved that the BCCPAC Authorized Proxy Vote Form reflect these changes.
Proposer’s Position Statement Supporting the Resolution:
The North Vancouver Parent Advisory Council believes the proposed amendment will provide clarity to the proxy process. It is our understanding that currently anyone (not necessarily a parent within British Columbia’s public schools) may hold a proxy to vote at the BCCPAC Annual General Meeting. The credibility of our organization is associated with the delegates voting at the BCCPAC Annual General Meeting who represent our current parent population, not the general public. Our vision is to represent our current membership which are parents within British Columbia’s public schools.
BCCPAC Office Staff