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

Meeting Minutes

PDF DocumentNovember 17, 2016

PDF DocumentOctober 20, 2016

PDF DocumentApril 18, 2016

PDF DocumentMarch 8, 2016

PDF DocumentJanuary 12, 2016

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 or call 734.242.5799, ext. 1444.

News & Announcements

This section will include general PAC information.

PDF DocumentPerspectives Newsletter - Fall 2016

PDF DocumentPerspectives Newsletter - Summer 2015

PDF DocumentMI Alliance for Families-Lunchtime Webinars

PAC Responsibilities

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.

Legal Basis
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.