Parent and Family Resources

Support & Resources

Parents Advisory Committee

The LISD Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) supports special education by reviewing and providing input on the LISD’s special education plan.

Surrogate Parents

For students in specific circumstances, Surrogate Parents provide an essential and supportive voice in their special education journey. Guidance and information about surrogate parents in Michigan is available in the Surrogate Parents and Special Education Decision-Making Guidance and the Policy for the Appointment of Surrogate Parents for Special Education Services from MDE.

Community Resources

Due Process & State Complaints


Parents of Lenawee County students are encouraged to access facilitation and mediation resources through their building administrator, Special Education Regional Supervisor, local or LISD Special Education Director, and agencies like SEMS.

If such steps do not adequately resolves issues in early intervention and special education, the ISD Monitor/Representative may also provide support, which may include assistance with problem solving, mediation, or filing a state complaint. Please contact Jody Howard at or 517-265-1682 for more information.