Parent Advisory Council

The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is to give parents input into the decision-making process of SCRED and to advocate for high quality regular and special education programs in the buildings of the SCRED member districts (Chisago Lakes, East Central, Hinckley-Finalyson, North Branch, Pine City & Rush City).

Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Guidelines

Mission Statement: "To support families as they navigate through the educational system so  their children can reach their full potential."

Parent Advisory Council Guidelines

Please feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions.

What is SCRED?

SCRED manages special education services for our six member districts (Chisago Lakes, East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson, North Branch, Pine City, and Rush City School Districts). Special Education Administrative services are provided by Nicole Woodward, Director of Special Education, and Jennifer DuFresne, Jennifer Danielson, Joel Anderson and Vicki Courts, Special Services Supervisors. SCRED has services coordinators who specialize in the following areas: Early Childhood (Rob Benner and Kelly Demers), Low Incidence Disabilities (Connie Sim), Social Behavior (Ry Bostrom and Courtney Strelow), Academics (Barb Scierka, Jennifer Lake, Jodi Henderson, and Wendy Stuttgen) and Social Emotional Learning (Nic van Oss). These services coordinators help with staff development in our member districts and assist teachers in programming for students with more intensive needs. While each school district employs special education teachers, speech clinicians, and paraprofessionals, SCRED provides some direct service providers and related services staff. Related services staff include School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Audiologists. We also provide teachers who are specialists in the area of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Vision Impairments, Developmental and Adapted Physical Education, Traumatic Brain Injury, Physical Impairments and Other Health Disabilities.

Parent Resources

coming PAC Meetings and Events

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