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.
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.
|Kristi Stewart||Montcalm Area ISD||616-293-4808|
|OPEN||Carson City-Crystal Area Schools|
|Shannon Kilduff||Central Montcalm Public Schools||616-894-9947|
|Kim Betser||Greenville Public Schools||616-644-0782|
|Nancy Spanski||Lakeview Community Schools||616-304-4929
|Jamie Pifer||Montabella Community Schools||989-560-7565
|Mandy Drouin||Tri County Area Schools||616-824-8423|
|Angie Davis||Vestaburg Community Schoolemail@example.com|
Dan Brant, PAC Facilitator, 616-225-6158
Catamaran Training Website
Catamaran is the system used by the state to promote positive outcomes and ensure compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education. Catamaran was designed to help locals analyze and interpret data and keep track of all monitoring activities in a single location. Catamaran reflects the priorities of the IDEA 2004 and the State Performance Plan (SPP) and is aligned with the School Improvement Framework.
CEO Document Archive
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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The U.S. Department of Education's Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website provides information and resources for parents and families of students with disabilities.
Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
The Michigan Department of Education is our state agency overseeing all public school districts in the State of Michigan. The MDE website includes resources for "all things" education including leadership, administration, services, grants, academics, assessment, resources and links.
Michigan PowerSchool Special Education (MiPSE)
MiPSE is our standard platform used to develop and manage special education documents, including: pre-referral, eligibility, IEP development, service documentation, state reporting, and data collection for Medicaid billing.
More information on our curriculum resources.
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Commonly used miscellaneous forms for MAISD Special Education staff.