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.

Resources During COVID-19

External LinkMichigan Alliance for Families

Join Listserve

Interested in hearing more? Simply send an email to:

You will be sent back instructions to join and can either reply to the email to join (without setting up a Google account) or sign in with your Google account to join!


Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. However, only members may vote.

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.

PDF DocumentSupporting Virtual Students - October 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM via Zoom


Business meetings for the 2020-2021 school year will be herld via Zoom -more information will be posted. Please contact Shawna Dippman for the Zoom link.

Parent Information Night Sign-up: Sign up for Parent Information Nights by emailing Kim Torrance at or call 734.342.8621.

News & Announcements

This section will include general PAC information.

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.

PAC Roster

PDF Document2018-2019 PAC Roster

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.