Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
You have support on issues involving your child. It helps to know there is an organization like the PAC, through which parents have a voice for their opinions and concerns. The PAC is a group of parents who have children with a disability and receive special education services. Members, representing each district, are chosen upon recommendation of an administrator, approved by local school district boards, and final authority to appoint members rests with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Board.
The PAC strives to represent the interest and concerns of students with special needs and their parents. It also strives to promote partnership between parents, student, the local school district, and the OAISD by facilitating communication and cooperation.
- Stresses cooperation between parents, school personnel, and other service providers.
- Listens and offers support to parents of special education students.
- Encourages, advises, and processes information for parents of special education students.
PAC Reference Documents
Frequently Asked Questions by Parents about Special Education, March 2010
Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship
PAC By-laws Approved 9/20/12
Parent Information Handbook October 2014
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Questions regarding the PAC or parent concerns regarding special education services may be directed to any committee member.
Local School Districts
Karen Lynema 616-928-4356
Shelly Rawlings 616-450-2283
Jennifer Wassink 269-751-5092
Margie Broussard 616-395-4095
Sarah VandenHeuvel 616-277-6418
Heidi Pamerleau 616-334-7363
Jessica Guzman 269-455-0044
Kim Zonca 616-844-2204
Kendra VanDerVeen 616-566-2727
Kim Kolean 616-294-1276
Member at large
Donna Bunce 616-748-6011
Compassionate Heart Ministry
West MI Academy of Arts
616-738-8940 Ext. 4020
616-738-8940 Ext. 4030