Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The AMA ESD Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is composed of a group of parents of students with disabilities from Alpena, Alcona, Atlanta, and Hillman school districts plus Pied Piper. Together, this group works to provide a supportive environment for students, families, and educators that will help each student achieve their potential.

Parents often find their greatest support in other parents who are in a similar situation. PAC members work as a resource for others who are unfamiliar with Special Education programs/services or are looking for information that might support the special needs of their child. PAC meets quarterly to develop resources to support parents of students with disabilities.

PAC VISION STATEMENT: PAC is a pro-active alliance, designed to empower and educate parents, students, and professionals in a mutually beneficial partnership.  

PAC MISSION STATEMENT: We are a committee, promoting and assuring a partnership between families and professionals in the education of students with disabilities.

PAC Member Information

Alcona: pending

Alpena: Jamie McClintic

Atlanta: pending

Hillman: Janine Bahrke

Pied Piper: Heather Gagnon

AMA Facilitator: Nora Pizzino, Special Education Supervisor

PAC Information

AMA ESD PAC Bylaws (link will be added)

The IEP Process

Parent Resources