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

 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

 SCRED Member Districts

 Pacer Center

 The Arc of Minnesota

 We R Able

 Circle of Friends

 Paradise Pride


 MDE-Nonpublic School Choice                 

 SCRED Lending Library List

 Family Pathways Youth Services:               
 Family Pathways Letter

 Family Pathways Youth Services  Brochure

 PC & CL COF Schedule

 Circle of Friends-Buddy
 Minnesota Department of  Education

 MN Department of Human  Services

 MN Department of Health

 Pine County Health & Human  Services

 Chisago County Human  Services 

 Chisago County Public Health

 Parent Safeguards
 SCRED 504 Guideline
Upcoming PAC Meetings/Events


Current Members

 Mary Fowler-Wacholz
 Kriss Gross
 Holly Nelson
 Mary Yates
 Christine Zunker
 Lorraine Skordahl
 Lynn Zeleny
 Stuart Schmidt
 Lisa Otto
 Liz Kane
 Shannon Smith
 Julie Belisle
 Almon Novak                     
 Please contact Nicole Jack, Unique Learners' Manager at 320-358-1232 for more information.

 PAC Meeting Minutes

 PAC Minutes 092508

 PAC Minutes 020909
 PAC Minutes 041409
 PAC Minutes 102009

 PAC Minutes 120109

 PAC Minutes 022310
 PAC Minutes 042010 

 PAC Minutes 060110

 PAC Minutes 100510

 PAC Minutes 113010

 PAC Minutes 040511  

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

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