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
Chairperson

Black River
Marianne Manderfield
616-395-2935
Vice Chairperson

Coopersville
Dawn Mathews
616-272-4347

Grand Haven
Amy Fontaine
616-844-5145

Hamilton
OPEN

Holland
Tara Schafer 
616-566-0139

Hudsonville
Tami Ebel 
616-560-9378

Jenison
OPEN                                             

Saugatuck
Dean King 
616-502-2827
Secretary

Spring Lake
Jennifer Burt
616-638-7166

Walden Green
OPEN

West Ottawa
Kendra VanDerVeen 
616-566-2727

Zeeland
Heather Martin
860-423-3035

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


Charter Schools

Eagle Crest Charter Academy
Brenda Sheldon
616-741-1913

Vanderbilt Charter Academy
Amanda Venegas
616-422-1813

West MI Academy of Arts
and Academics

OPEN
 

OAISD   

Mark King
616-738-8940 Ext. 4020

Katie Flynn
616-738-8940 Ext. 4030