Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

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 Cindy Figures, PAC Chairperson, to confirm the date: (906)231-3254

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

Group photo of the PAC awards winners for 2022

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.

2021-2022 PAC Representatives

School DistrictRepresentative
Adams Township School DistrictVacant
Arvon Township School DistrictVacant
Baraga Area SchoolsMichael Lahti - (906) 201-2162
Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & KeweenawVacant
Chassell Township School DistrictVacant
Copper Country Intermediate School DistrictCindy Figures (PAC Chair) - (906) 231-3254
Zack Halkola - (906) 281-0891
Copper Island AcademyVacant
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area SchoolsVacant
Elm River Township SchoolVacant
Grant Township SchoolsAmanda Wais - (906) 289-4788
Hancock Public SchoolsVacant
Houghton-Portage Township School DistrictBobbie Jo Holombo - (906) 483-0919
Lake Linden-Hubbell Public SchoolsJennifer Beaudette - (906) 369-0267
L'Anse Area SchoolsHeather Tikkanen - (906) 201-0846
Stanton Township Public SchoolVacant


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