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.
Interested in hearing more? Simply send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
April 23, 2020 - Guardianship - Judge Arnold
February 27, 2020 - Special Education 101
November 21, 2019 - What to Expect on the Journey Through Special Education
September 26, 2019 - Understanding Trauma
4th Thursday of the month opposite PAC events 4-5 PM
August 22, October 24, January 23, March 26, May 28
Parent Information Night Sign-up: Sign up for Parent Information Nights by emailing Kim Torrance at email@example.com or call 734.342.8621.
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.