Parent Advisory Committee

The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of parents, representing each local district that works to positively impact the education of children with special needs.

Our Mission

To provide a regular forum for the exchange of ideas and information to support parents and school administrators.  

PAC Will

  • Be a bridge for communication
  • Serve as a point of contact to refer parents to available resources
  • Offer opportunities for parents to learn more about special education
  • Provide an area for feedback from parents

You are invited to participate

PAC meets at 6:00 pm on the second or third Wednesday of most months at the main Eaton RESA building. You will find us at 1790 East Packard Highway, Charlotte, near the corner of Packard Highway and Lansing Road.  

PAC Meeting Schedule

1st Fall Kick-off Meeting:  September 26, 2019, 6pm - 8pm, Eaton RESA Boardroom

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - Eaton RESA, Comets/Greyhound
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - Eaton RESA, Comets/Greyhound
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Eaton RESA, Comets/Greyhound
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Eaton RESA, Comets/Greyhound

      PDF Document PAC Meeting Minutes from September 5, 2018
      PDF DocumentPAC Meeting Minutes from January 16, 2019

Workshop: Making Sense of Discipline for Students with Disabilities

Making Sense of Discipline for Students with Disabilities

with Cheryl Levine from Michigan Special Education Mediation Program

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Sign-in opens at 12:30PM

Eaton RESA
1790 East Packard Highway
Charlotte, MI 48813

This workshop will provide information about discipline issues and student’s rights.

Students who receive special education services have protections under state and federal laws that guarantee their right to receive a free appropriate public education.

  • Questions about extra protections for students with disabilities
  • Overview changes to Michigan’s Rethink Discipline Code
  • Alternatives to suspension and expulsion
  • Supporting students facing suspension/expulsion

Who should attend? Families with a child with a disability or learning challenge, school staff, other community members

RSVP with Andrea Beachnau by April 14, 2020 517-492-5021 or beachnau@michiganallianceforfamilies.org

Register online at www.michiganallianceforfamilies.org/rsvp

Please note: To be good stewards of our funding resources, we need a minimum number of participants registered by the registration deadline for the presentation to be held. If it is after the deadline and you haven’t registered, please call or email to check the status of the event. If you require accommodations or materials in an alternative format, please let us know one week before the workshop.

Coordinated by the Michigan Alliance for Families. All workshops are free and open to the public. Michigan Alliance for Families is an IDEA Grant Funded Initiative of the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education, and Michigan’s federal Parent Training and Information Center (PTIC) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).