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.
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meets at 6:00 PM the Monoe County ISD Professional Development Center, 1101 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Michigan.
Meetings are open to the public and visitors are welcome. However, only members may vote.
September 27, 2012 - The Dance of Partnership: Why Do My Feet Hurt? with Janice Fialka, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, MCISD Professional Development Center
October 23, 2012 - STOP IT...and Other Behavioral Strategies for Students with ASD with Kelly Dunlap, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, MCISD Professional Development Center
December 4, 2012 - iPad Applications for Students with Special Needs with Ryan Knoblauch and Jeremy Knoff , 6:30 - 8:30 PM, MCISD Professional Development Center - More Information to Come
February 6, 2013 - Secondary Transition, Transition Planning Parent Information Night, 6:00 -8:00 PM
March 7, 2013 -Social Skill Strategies for Children with Autism with Maureen Ziegler, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, MCISD Professional Development Center -flier will be posted once available.
April 30, 2013 @ 6:30-8:30 PM - Jill Morton and Lauren Rhoades, Presentation Content includes available community resources for students with disabilities, more information to come.
May 2013 - Parent conference with family fun day for younger kids and pre-school round-up
Parent Information Night Sign-up: Sign up for Parent Information Nights by emailing the PAC Listserve at MCISD_PAC@LISTSERV.LISD.US
This section will include all meeting minutes, important dates or general PAC information.