Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

The Lapeer County Intermediate School District Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group of educators and parents representing our local school districts. Our primary focus is to stay informed regarding Special Education plans, changes, and current trends in Special Education at the county, state, and federal level. We also assist and promote partnerships among parents and educators that benefit students with disabilities.

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 Your Local Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Representative

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Almont Community Schools:





Kim Schurig has been a resident of Almont for 15 years. She is married and has three boys. Quinton is 11,Jerry is 9, and Benjamin is 7. Her children attend Almont Middle School and Orchard Primary. Benjamin,her youngest child, has Down syndrome.Kim has been an educator for 20 years. She has taught in Flint and currently teaches 4th grade in Imlay City. She has had teaching experience in 2nd–7th grades. Throughout her professional career, Kim has educated many Special Needs children. Some of the children have had Autism. Others have been classified as either cognitively or emotionally-impaired. She also has experience working with hearing-impaired students.  

Kim has always been a strong advocate for children with Special Needs in her classroom, as well as her own child.She values the unique difference that each child possesses,whether he or she is classified as a General Education or  Special Education student. She believes that it is extremely important for families and educators to work together for the common goal of helping each child reach his or her fullest potential. 

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     Kim Schurig
     (586) 873-8611 

Dryden Community Schools:

“Although I live in Dryden my son attends Almont Schools through the Consortium.  We began in the Early On Program and have been navigating the educational system for 8 years now.  I am available to answer any questions you may have or help you explore opportunities for the benefit of your special needs child.  The PAC is here as a resource for you…don’t hesitate to call on us!”

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  Melanie Starr
810) 895-6449


mlay City Community Schools:

My name is Melivia Mutch and I am a mother of two. I have a spunky 9 year old and a peppy 13 year old (who is on the spectrum).  I joined PAC eight years ago, to learn more about our special education system and how I could better help my son succeed during his school years.  

I find PAC to be very informative and I get a chance to work alongside other families that share the same journey as ours.

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Melivia Mutch 
  (810) 724-3918


“Hi,” I am Lorri Ruffrage.  I have 2 children, both of which have special needs.  One goes to Imlay City schools and one goes to Dryden schools.  I am in my 3rd term as a PAC member, 2nd term as PAC secretary.  I am also a teacher for the GISD.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any help with your special need issues.

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 Lorri Ruffrage  - PAC Secretary
  (734) 755-9587

apeer Community Schools:

Hi, I am 
Kim Hall and I have seven children in Lapeer Community schools. In Elementary School, Middle Schools and the High school.  Some of my children have special needs.  I would like to encourage you to call me if you have any questions.  I know how overwhelming and confusing it can be sometimes to be the parent or caregiver of a special needs individual.  You are NOT alone. Please feel free to call me, I would like to help if I can.  Kindest Regards!! 

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Kim Hall - Chairperson
  (810) 664-4743


North Branch Area Schools:

Hello, My name is Rebecca Baksa. I am married to my husband, Brent Baksa, and we have three boys. Our middle son, Jackson is going into the third grade this year and he has cerebral palsy. He has always been in the general education classroom, and we are extremely proud of all that he has accomplished in his young life. My husband and I both teach in North Branch as well. I am the art teacher for grades 5-8, and my husband in a science teacher in the high school. I look forward to helping anyone that I can. I am passionate about helping the kids in our community with "different abilities" and would love assist in any way that I can. 

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  Becky Baksa
(989) 245-7308


My name is Shelli Greschaw and I have four children in the North Branch School District, one of whom receives special education services. My son was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder as an infant, and has been receiving services since that time.  My goal has always been to be his best advocate and educate myself on the process and services available.  I am more than willing to share my journey with other parents and what I have learned along the way. I have found great strength in networking with other parents on this road. 


Shelli Greschaw
  (810) 688-7491

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