Welcome to the SD20 DPAC info page. Our District Parent Advisory Council is composed of volunteer parent representatives from each of the schools in SD20. Representatives may change periodically and from year to year. 


DPACs are the legislated parent voice at the school district level, representing the collective views of school Parents’ Advisory Councils (PAC) in a school district. Please feel free to contact your school’s PAC or DPAC rep for more information. You can also find more information about DPACs here on the BCCPAC website.


DPAC meeting dates: Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend. Please contact the Chair at [email protected] for the meeting link.

  • April 23, 2024 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm via Zoom
  • May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm via Zoom
  • June 18, 2024 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm via Zoom
DPAC Executive and Reps for 2023-2024:

April Arnot (Chair)

Fruitvale Elementary (Fruitvale)

Ericka Stephens

Rossland Summit School (Rossland)

Angelika Brunner (Secretary)

Stanley Humphries Secondary (Castlegar)

Melissa Bleier

Robson Community School (Castlegar)

Diane Koochin

Kinnaird Elementary (Castlegar)

Catherine Cody

Twin Rivers/Castlegar Primary (Castlegar)

Amanda Closson

Glenmerry Elementary (Trail)

Kendra Mann (BCCPAC rep)

J.L. Crowe Secondary (Trail)

Carla Plotnikoff (Treasurer)

James L Webster Elementary (Warfield)

SD20 Parent Advocacy Program



Don’t know where to turn?

Do you feel that your child’s individual education needs are not being met

and don’t know where to turn?


Your DPAC Advocates are here to help!


What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is the act of speaking up in support of yourself or others. Parents are natural advocates for their children, but fellow parent advocates can help other parents work to solve a problem in a child’s best interest.

Advocates can help you:

  • identify the problem
  • understand the school system and the problem solving process within the district
  • find and understand information
  • prepare for meetings
  • stay on track
  • understand the decision made with respect to your child
  • contact the provincial advocates if necessary


Parent Advocates are parents like you who are willing and able to assist you in resolving school issues in the best interests of your child. Contact DPAC at [email protected] for assistance, or if you want to learn how to become a parent advocate yourself.