Parent Advisory Committee
The purpose of the MCISD Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is to represent the views of parents with children in special education. The PAC provides input at the Intermediate School District (ISD) level. Input is focused on the ISD Plan for Special Education Services.
Parent Survey - Information Nights
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for Special Education at the Monroe County Intermediate School District (MCISD) would like to offer information nights during the 2016-2017 school year. Parents, family members, and others supporting students with special needs would be invited to attend these events. Your input is needed to help determine which sessions would be offered. Registration for sessions would happen at a later date. Click here to take the survey.
Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. However, only members may vote.
March 9, 2017 - Alternatives to Guardianship - Transition Night from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
April 3, 2017 - Autism Collaborative (START RCN partnership) 4:00-6:00 PM w/PAC meeting to follow 6:00 - 8:00 PM
PAC Information Nights
Information nights are held quarterly, usually at the MCISD. Past topics have included Guardianship, Learning Independence and Medicaid. Invitations and information regarding these events are advertised in the Monroe News as well as sent out via email to the PAC listserve. If you do not receive information about the PAC, and would like to, please contact Shawna Dippman.
Parent Information Night Sign-up: Sign up for Parent Information Nights by emailing Kim Torrance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734.242.5799, ext. 1444.
News & Announcements
This section will include general PAC information.
The Parent Advisory Committee provides input in the development of the ISD Plan for Special Education Services. The ISD Plan describes how special education services will be delivered and how the rights of parents and students will be ensured.
The ISD Plan is a very important document. It must be approved by the Michigan State Board of Education before the ISD can receive funds for special education. The Parent Advisory Committee may file formal objections to the Plan if members feel that the Plan violates provisions of special education law.
Michigan Special Education Rules state that each ISD must have a Parent Advisory Committee for special education planning (R340.1838). The rules also describe the membership and responsibilities of the committee.