Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

In 2014-15, DISD Special Programs Department created the Parent Advisory Council.   Parents of students in special education or Section 504 were nominated by someone on their child’s campus.   The group size is limited to 15 participants who serve a 2 year term (renewable) and efforts will be made to select a cross section of special programs areas and all DISD campuses.  The group focus will be providing feedback to the Director of Special Programs and the Special Programs team leaders regarding programming for special programs (Special education, nursing services, dyslexia, Section 504, social work, assessment, speech therapy, OT/PT).  The goal is to gain parent input regarding overall programming and will not be a forum for individual student concerns, as that topic is better handled at the campus level with the relevant staff.  The PAC meets 4 times per year and the Parent coordinator for the group is Kate Sanger.


All PAC members have signed an agreement that indicates their willingness to serve on the DISD Special Programs Advisory Council and follow the requirements as listed below:

  1. Serve as a member of the council
  2. Represent an identified perspective to the council
  3. Participate in discussion and provide advisory feedback related to review of information and direction for the future
  4. Serve as an ambassador for special programs to the community
  5. Serve as a mentor to other parents
  6. Follow meeting guidelines

(a)               Listen to each other with respect

(b)               Respect the diversity in the group

(c)               One person speaks at a time

(d)               Brevity, please

(e)               Be open and honest

(f)                 Observe FERPA and HIPPA confidentiality

a.        agenda items

b.        student / family

(g)               Work hard toward the goal

(h)               Please set on vibrate or turn off cell phones

The mission of the Dickinson Independent School District is to ensure that all students have safe and successful learning opportunities that help them reach their full potential and add quality throughout their lives. 

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