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What is AAPAC?

The Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC) is a group of parents and guardians whose focus is on supporting children in AAPS who have IEPs or 504 Plans.

Our Executive Committee members and individual Building Representatives and Alternates provide parents and guardians with a helping hand to go to anytime with questions.

Here is the AAPAC Brochure.

The Executive Director of the Office of Special Education is Dr. Marianne Fidishin. You can reach the OSE at 734 994-2318, or check their OSE Staff page for more ways to reach them. Here is the 2021-2022 organization chart that gives you some info about who to contact about what.

Here is the AAPAC Committee Report that Mary Duerksen gave to the Board of Education on June 28, 2017.  It gives a thorough description of what AAPAC does.

Here is an IEP Team Contact Form for a parent or guardian to keep track of the names and contact information for their child’s IEP service providers.  You can take it to IEP meetings to note service providers for the next school year, or to ask the special education teacher or case manager at the start of new school year. For contact information for OSE Assistant Directors, go to www.a2schools.org/Page/8746. For AAPAC Building Representatives, go to a2pac.wordpress.com/current-reps/.

Here is the list of self-contained classrooms for 2021-2022.

Board Reports

Here is the AAPAC Report to the Board of Education from their 2/24/2021 meeting.

Here is the board’s statement from the 5/26/21 Board meeting regarding the district’s decision on before and aftercare.


2022-2023 Meeting Calendar

  • Next Meeting: Monday October 3:

    The Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education (AAPAC, the district-wide group for families of students with IEPs and 504s) meets on the first Monday of the month from October to June. Our first meeting is Monday, October 3rd via Zoom. We are hosting all 13 candidates for Trustee of the AAPS Board of Education to answer questions relevant to educating students with disabilities in the district. As usual, pre-meeting conferences with AAPS special education administrators are available before the main program. Please see below for Agenda, Zoom links, and descriptions.

    6:15 – 7:00 p.m. Individual parent conferences with AAPS Office of Special Education. Administrators will meet with parents for up to 10 minutes on a first-come, first serve basis. Log into the main Zoom meeting and you will be matched with the AAPS Assistant Director based on your child’s school or program to meet in a breakout room so conferences can remain private.

    Main Program

    7:00 – 9:00 p.m. AAPS Trustee Candidate Forum

    There are 4 open seats on the AAPS Board of Education this election year. Thirteen candidates will be on the November 8th ballot, and we are happy to host them at our traditional AAPS Trustee Candidate Forum. Each candidate will have the opportunity to answer 3 questions about educating students with disabilities in AAPS. The AAPAC Board will also gather audience questions via Zoom chat during the forum, which will then be sent to the candidates to answer after the event and the Q&A will be posted on our website, within 1 week of the event.

    Please see e-mail from the district for the link to the Zoom meeting.

Last updated September 27, 2022