Parent Advisory Committee


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.

The PAC:

  • 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.

 

Questions?

Questions regarding the PAC or parent concerns regarding special education services may be directed to any committee member.

Local School Districts

Allendale
Angie Anderson
616-514-7745

Black River
Marianne Manderfield
616-395-2935

Coopersville
Dawn Mathews
616-272-4347

Grand Haven
Amy Fontaine
616-844-5145
Vice Chairperson

Hamilton
Jennifer Wassink 
269-751-5092

Holland
Margie Broussard 
616-283-1537
Chairperson

Hudsonville
Sarah VandenHeuvel 
616-277-6418

Jenison
Heidi Pamerleau 
616-334-7363                                             

Saugatuck
Melinda Nykamp
415-939-2353

Spring Lake
Kim Zonca 
616-844-2204

Walden Green
OPEN

West Ottawa
Kendra VanDerVeen 
616-566-2727

Zeeland
Kim Kolean 
616-294-1276

Member at Large
Donna Bunce 
616-834-0501
Compassionate Heart Ministry


Charter Schools

Eagle Crest Charter Academy
Jill Ortiz  
616-610-9183
Secretary

Vanderbilt Charter Academy
OPEN

West MI Academy of Arts
and Academics

OPEN
 

OAISD   

Mark King
616-738-8940 Ext. 4020

Greg LaMore
616-738-8940 Ext. 4030