Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Committee is to represent the views of all parents who have children receiving special education services and to provide information about opportunities and resources available in the community for students with Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). The Committee gives input to Ingham ISD that focuses on the delivery of special education and improvement of our special education programs and services. Our unique perspective offers us the opportunity to advise the Ingham ISD Board of Education on matters relating to special education programs and services.

Meet the Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

We believe:

  • A student with an IEP should be an active participant in the community.
  • The student comes first, not the disability.
  • Students with an IEP should be supported by parents, students and the community.
  • Parents, schools and community partnerships should provide opportunities that promote independence for students with IEPs.

Our members have been involved in a number of issues of special interest, including:

  • Parent and Family Support and Education
  • Special Education Legislation
  • Special Education Funding
  • Least Restrictive Environment
  • Transition Services
  • College and Career Readiness

Parent Advisory Committee members are recommended for appointment by their local school districts. We try to ensure that our members represent the various disabilities of students enrolled in our programs. Questions may be directed to any parent representative listed in this brochure. Each member will be happy to help you become more aware of the services, supports and opportunities available to you and your child.

Thorburn Education Center - 2630 West Howell Road, Mason, MI
Business Meetings - Virtual meetings through May 2024

All parents of children with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), in the Ingham ISD service area, are welcome to attend or participate in our meetings online. Watch our Facebook page for more information.

May 17, 2023 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

June, July, August - No regular meetings

September 20, 2023 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

October 18, 2023 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

November 15, 2023 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

December 2024 - No regular meeting

January 17, 2024 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

February 21, 2024 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

March 20, 2024 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

April 17, 2024 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

May 15, 2024 - Wednesday, 6:30 pm

PDF DocumentIngham ISD Parent Advisory Committee By-Laws 1.20.21

The mission of the Ingham Intermediate School District (ISD) Special Education Parent Advisory Committee is to promote partnerships among parents and educators that benefit students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

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Crystal Cutler
Executive Director, Student Support Services/Special Education
Rhiannon Schindewolf-DeShais
Administrative Assistant
Student Support Services