Jackson County Intermediate School District

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Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)   
The purpose of the JCISD 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.

PAC Membership
Each local school district may nominate a member. These nominations go to the ISD Board of Education. The Intermediate School District Board appoints members to the Parent Advisory Committee based on nominations. The ISD Board of Education may appoint additional members to make sure that the major impairment categories are represented.

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.

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.

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.

Contact Information
If you want more information about the PAC, please call 517-768-5256, or contact one of the following:

            Maureen Keene
            Director of Special Education Services
            Phone: 768-5258 / Email: maureen.keene@jcisd.org 

 Crystal Cutler
 Supervisor of Special Education
 and Compliance Monitor 
 Phone: 768-5279 / Email: crystal.cutler@jcisd.org