Parent Advisory Committee

The mission of the Copper Country Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee is to promote partnerships among parents and educators that benefit students with disabilities.

Who We Are

We are parents of children with disabilities. We represent local school districts in Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw Counties and the Copper Country Intermediate School District.

Regular meetings of the Board are conducted bi-monthly, September-May at 6:30 p.m. at the Copper Country ISD at 809 Hecla Street, Hancock, Michigan, unless otherwise posted. All meetings are open to parents of students receiving special education support. Call Jamie Johnson, CCISD Special Education Secretary to confirm the date (906)482-4250

What We Do

As Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) members, we provide communication, awareness, and collaboration between parents, the community, local school
districts and the Intermediate School District.

PAC members are accessible to local parents for support and information.  PAC, in cooperation with the CCISD, develops and distributes a Handbook for Parents, which informs parents of programs and services available within the CCISD.
Local school districts appoint one parent to the PAC. Care is given in this process to assure that, to the extent possible, the PAC membership also represents the various disabilities of students enrolled in our programs.

Annual Awards Reception

2024 PAC Awards Recipients

The Parent Advisory Committee holds an annual awards reception. Awards are presented to persons who have made significant contributions to the education and understanding of children with disabilities during the school year. Recipients are selected by the PAC from nominations made by area school personnel, administrators, and parents.

Parent Advisory Representatives

School District


Adams Township School District

Samantha Heider - (906) 370-1754

Arvon Township School District


Baraga Area Schools

Nissa LaPointe - (906) 201-2049

Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw


Chassell Township School District


Copper Country Intermediate School District

Zack Halkola - (906) 281-0891

Copper Island Academy

Maija Kytta - (906) 369-1838

Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools

Michelle Anderson - (906) 299-2149

Elm River Township School


Grant Township Schools


Hancock Public Schools

Noelle Pinar - (906) 364-1727

Houghton-Portage Township School District


Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools

Jennifer Beaudette - (906) 369-0267

L'Anse Area Schools


Stanton Township Public School