What are “LPAC” and “WCPAC”?

If you are the parent of a child receiving special education services, you have a large list of acronyms that you have to use. We’ve all been in conversations where it sounds more like a spelling bee than two adults speaking.

LPAC stands for the Livonia Parent Advisory Committee. WCPAC stands for Wayne County Parent Advisory Committee. Never heard of them? Don’t worry; you are not the only one. Members of these PACs are actively trying to let people know of our existence.

Let’s start with the WCPAC. Each intermediate school district in Michigan is required to appoint a Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), composed of representatives from each of its constituent districts. The representatives “shall consist only of parents of students with disabilities with at least 1 parent from each constituent local school district and public school academy... (Rule 340.1838 Michigan Department of Education Revised Administrative rules for Special Education, November 2002). In Wayne County, this is the WCPAC. WCPAC Members often serve as an information source for other parents in their community. Each monthly business meeting of the WCPAC includes a parent training segment on issues identified by the members. The WCPAC Member for Livonia is Eileen Brandt.

The WCPAC usually meets the second Thursday (Sept.-June; excluding Dec.)at 6:30pm at RESA in Wayne, room 250. For more information, please refer to the website: http://www.resa.net/specialeducation/parentadvisorycommittee . WCPAC meetings are open meetings and parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend!

The Livonia PAC (LPAC) is run by Dr. Jennifer Taiariol, Administrator of Student Services, and holds open meetings. LPAC is an organization of parents and staff, which meets monthly at Cental Office to discuss and learn about special education. Meetings are typically held the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30.  This is not really a support group, but more of an informational group that impacts the education of students with special needs in Livonia Public Schools. Please join us and be a part of this exciting time in our organization!

Meeting Minutes

If you would like additional information about LPAC or WCPAC, feel free to contact Student Services at by phone, (734) 744-2524 or email:

Dr. Jennifer Taiariol at jtaiario@livoniapublicschools.org
Eileen Brandt at: eileenbrandt@live.com