Mission PACs receive government funds

Money will be used for variety of items at Mission schools

Twelve Mission parent advisory councils (PAC) will share $119,000 this year in community gaming grants from the B.C. government.

PACs use the funding to support a range of student services, including extra-curricular activities, student travel, playground and sports equipment, as well as scholarships and bursaries. District Parent Advisory Councils (DPACs) each receive $2,500 a year to fund educational and promotional materials, administrative costs, and assist communication among schools, parents, students, and the community.

PAC grants are based on the respective schools’ student enrolment and are paid annually at $20 per student.

Mission’s PACs received the following amounts:

• Albert McMahon: $7,340

• Edwin S. Richards: $4,420

• Hatzic elementary: $6,240

• Hatzic secondary: $16,460

• Heritage Park: $15,640

• Hillside: $5,220

• L’Ecole Des Deux Rives: $1,820

• Mission Central: $4,280

• Mission secondary: $21,520

• Windebank: $5,680

• Cherry Hill: $6,200

• Christine Morrison: $9,160

• Silverdale: $2,360

• Summit Parent Advisory Council: $5,040

• Valley Christian School Helping Hands Committee: $2,620

• West Heights: $5,000.