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Parent Advisory Committee

BHS is pleased to invite you to participate in its Bloomfield Hills Schools Parent Advisory Committee (BHS-PAC), as well as extend to you an invitation to participate in the larger Oakland Schools Parent Advisory Committee, which includes all public school districts within Oakland County.

A Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is an opportunity for parents/guardians and district representatives to discuss special education policies, programs, and matters relating to the success of all students in our district. The purpose of the PAC is to encourage informed parent contributions to discussions leading to decisions being made about special education programming. It is the district's purpose to promote a network of parents that have students with special needs to: 

  • Provide a forum to share helpful information 
  • Form parent/guardian-school partnerships that respond to the increasing needs of our diverse community 
  • Inform parents/guardians as much as possible about their student’s special education services 
  • Discuss a continuum of programming that meets the needs of all students with special needs 
  • Create a positive understanding and awareness for students with disabilities in all of our schools 

In addition, parents/guardians are encouraged to lead PAC discussions, which focus on programming, curriculum, IEPs, instructional materials, and special education law. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to ask questions and request guest speakers and/or training from community providers/services, and/or school personnel. 

Each meeting will include an on-site Unified Event for your student to participate in while you attend the meeting. Unified Sports pairs students with and without disabilities on the same team. Under the auspices of the Special Olympics, Unified Sports was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

Oakland Schools PAC

The Oakland Schools PAC has monthly meetings held at Oakland Schools and in virtual formats from 7-9 p.m. The meeting schedule for the year is: 

  • October 4, 2023 
  • November 1, 2023
  • December 6, 2023* 
  • February 7, 2024*
  • March 6, 2024
  • May 1, 2024*
  • June 5, 2024

Get Involved

The Bloomfield Hills Schools Parent Advisory Committee (BHS-PAC) seeks parent representation from each of our schools. Parent representative volunteers have a child/children with a disability(ies). The BHS-PAC also provides advisory input on matters regarding the improvement of Special Education services within our school district. 

The BHS-PAC is currently in search of parents interested in participating in our committee. Interested parties should contact Lora Boka, Director of Special Education.