Message from DPAC
VSB is currently undergoing a French Immersion Program Review. As part of the review process, DPAC has been asked to 1) send up to 5 interested parents to be part of the Working Group (details in the attached pdf document; contact email@example.com if interested) and 2) to ensure the representative we include on the Working Group can represent our diverse membership.
We have been asked to be inclusive of the array of perspectives within the VSB parent community. This means we want to hear from parents who are currently part of a French Immersion PAC and the diverse reasons they chose to be there. We also want to hear from members of non-French Immersion PACs, especially from those members whose children left or were denied entry to the FI program or have strong feelings about choice programs and/or their impact on regular stream.
There are a couple ways to share your input. We are arranging an input session on Saturday, February 10th most likely from 10am-noon for interested parents to discuss the attached meeting summary with the DPAC representatives on the Working Group. Realizing that this is not an ideal time for many, we would also love to receive written input … ideally before the 10th, otherwise before the next Working Group meeting on February 15th.
The following two questions are the primary action items from the last Working Group Session. More information is attached in the Draft Meeting Summary and the powerpoint slide files.
An update with the time and location of the Saturday, February 10th meeting should be sent on or by Tuesday, February 6th.
Please share this email with members of your PAC. Group and individual responses are welcome.
Once completed, these measures of success will serve as an ongoing reference point for the program review. Keeping these measures of success top of mind will assist the Working Group in its deliberations and in communicating its work to the broader community, and will assist the VSB in making trade-offs during decision-making.
Potential measures of success include:
2. Potential survey or focus group questionsDuring discussions, a number of questions were recorded for possible inclusion in the survey and focus groups planned for April, 2018. The April survey and focus groups will elicit additional feedback from parents, teachers, partners and students regarding the VSB French Immersion Program. Preliminary questions included:
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