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.
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.
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.
Director of Special Education Services
Phone: 768-5258 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor of Special Educationand Compliance Monitor
Phone: 768-5279 / Email: email@example.com