Resources

More information regarding special education resources are listed below.

Parent Advisory Committee

Parent Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee is to represent the views of parents who have children with disabilities in special education.  In Montcalm County, each of our local school districts is encouraged to appoint a PAC representative. Montcalm County Parent Advisory Committee members often serve as an information source for other parents in their community. Monthly business meetings of the MAISD PAC include informational presentations on issues identified by the members.

What we do:
 

  • ​Attend and participate in monthly meetings
  • Cooperate in the development and review of the Montcalm Area Intermediate School District Special Education Plan
  • Provide families opportunities to be informed of special education processes
  • Encourage effective partnerships between families and schools
  • Disseminate information about our group and current issues in special education
  • Host the annual ‘Make a Difference’ Awards Ceremony

How does a parent become a PAC member?

All parent representatives must have a child with an IEP who is currently receiving special education services in a district program.  If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact your local school district PAC representative or school administrator.  A PAC representative must be appointed by their local district school board and then by the MAISD Board of Education.  Any parent of a child with an IEP is welcome to attend any PAC meeting or event. 

PAC Representatives

Contact your PAC representative if you have questions or concerns about special education programs, services and/or student issues in your district, academy or school.

Tosha Moore Montcalm Area ISD 616-799-0268
Lainie Niemi Carson City-Crystal Area Schools 989-763-0486
OPEN Central Montcalm Public Schools  
Sarah Rockburn Greenville Public Schools 616-225-9795
Nancy Spanski Lakeview Community Schools 616-304-4929
Beth Cook Montabella Community Schools 989-854-6135
Melissa Atwood Tri County Area Schools 231-648-6183
Amanda Shaffer Vestaburg Community School 989-802-2564


Kathryn Glanville, PAC Facilitator, 616-225-4714

PDF DocumentPAC Brochure

PDF DocumentPAC Make A Difference Award Nomination Form

PDF DocumentPAC Make A Difference Award Nominees

PDF DocumentPAC Meeting Schedule