In 1975, the Vancouver School Board adopted a plan to bring about a significant increase in the involvement of parents and guardians in the education process. The plan was designed to accomplish two main objectives. The first was to enable parents and guardians to play an active role in educational decision-making – a role that parents and guardians had been seeking as increasingly sophisticated consumers of the education system. The second objective was to increase community awareness of school programs based on the assumption that knowledgeable parents and guardians would be strong advocates for Vancouver's public schools. One feature that made this model of parental involvement unique was that it was incorporated as an important part of school board policy, and was supported at all levels of the organization. In 2018 the PAC is more important than ever. Get involved, join our monthly meetings, or simply stay informed. It starts here.