Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

Who are we? We are parents of children with disabilities that give input on special education issues to the Intermediate School District (ISD). We help to develop a network of parents to assist other parents in understanding and participating in the special education process; including parent rights and responsibilities. The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is established through Michigan Law and is comprised of at least one parent representing each local school district within the Intermediate School District. Members of the committee are approved by the ISD school board of education with recommendations from the local district.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meetings are open for all parents to attend and are one of the best places to give suggestions to strengthen programs and services or get answers to questions you might have.

Parent HandbookPDF Document

2015-2016 Meeting Dates

September 9, 2015
December 15, 2015
February 16, 2016
May 12, 2016

Meetings are held at the GOISD Office in Bergland and begin at 6:00 p.m. ET.


GOISD Parent Advisory Committee Liaison
Debra Zelinski
Supervisor of Special Education
Phone: 906-575-3438 ext. 302

Sue Ahonen
3811 E. Pierce Street
Wakefield, MI  49968
Phone: 906-224-9016

Barbara VanAlstine
124 W. One Mile Rd
Trout Creek, MI 49967
Phone: 906-852-3774

Barb Johnson
1001 E. Silver St
Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: 906-663-4699

Danielle Richardson
PO Box 56
Ewen, MI 49925
Phone: 906-250-3630

Joel Bach
168 E Michigan Ave
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: 906-364-3918

Melissa Kopnick
2019 Bonnie St
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: 906-364-9538


If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee, please contact your local school district administrator and provide a written statement of your interest in being recommended to the PAC.