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: 482-2336
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
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.
2019-2020 PAC Representatives
|Adams Township School District||Kirsten Pietila - (906) 482-7347|
|Arvon Township School District||Vacant|
|Baraga Area Schools||Vacant|
|Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium & Keweenaw||Maija Kytta - (906) 369-1838|
|Chassell Township School District||Vacant|
|Copper Country Intermediate School District||Cindy Figures (PAC Chair) - (906) 482-2336
Zack Halkola - (906) 281-0891
|Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools||Vacant|
|Elm River Township School||Vacant|
|Grant Township Schools||Amanda Wais - (906) 289-4788|
|Hancock Public Schools||Vacant|
|Houghton-Portage Township School District||Bobbie Jo Holombo - (906) 483-0919|
|Lake Linden-Hubbell Public Schools||Jennifer Beaudette - (906) 369-0267|
|L'Anse Area Schools||Melissa Hilsendager - (906) 201-4129|
|Stanton Township Public School||Vacant|