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.
To provide a regular forum for the exchange of ideas and information to support parents and school administrators.
- 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
PAC Meeting Minutes from September 5, 2018
PAC 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
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 email@example.com
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).
Complaint Procedures - Michigan Department of Education
Special Education Glossary of Terms
Special Education Plan
Michigan Special Education Rules
Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE)
Parent Handbook with Procedural Safeguards
ARC - The ARC
CMH - Community Mental Health
WDA - MI Dept. of Career Development/ Workforce Development Agency
Capital Area Down Syndrome Association
DDI - Wayne State University Developmental Disability Institute
FIP - Family Independence Program
Michigan Alliance for Families
Michigan Office of Special Education Information Line or call 888.320.8384
MRS - MI Rehabilitation Services
OCR - Office of Civil Rights (USDOE)
OSE-EIS - Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services
OSEP - Office of Special Education Programs (USDOE)