If there is one thing parents of children with IEPs know very well nowadays, it is the knowledge that their child’s school services are provided under a law called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) which ensures a child’s right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) based on their individual needs. But what isn’t always thought about is the fact that this law wasn’t always in existence. It took many years of parents and disability advocates championing the cause with federal lawmakers to have this legislation come into being. It was through these past efforts that our children now have the opportunities they do to have a public school experience with their peers.

Even 45 years later, federal, state, and local legislators remain very much a part of the process to ensure educational services continue for our children with disabilities, and parents keeping in touch with them is an important part of that process too - “still”. Listed below are the current legislators who represent the boundaries of Rochester Community School District. We hope this information helps families to more easily communicate their needs, concerns, thoughts, or ideas to those in a position to help most. Working together, we can keep education appropriate for all!

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District 12

Post Office Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909

Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building 

477 Michigan Avenue

Suite 1860 

Detroit, MI 48226 


District 13    

Post Office Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909


District 46

N-895 House Office Building
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909


District 45

Anderson House Office Building
N-894 House Office Building
Lansing, MI 48933


Southeast Michigan Office 

719 Griswold St.  

Suite 700 

Detroit, MI 48226 


D.C.: 202-224-4822

8th District of MI

1100 W. Saginaw St. 

Suite 3a

Lansing, Michigan 48901

1531 Longworth HOB

Washington DC 20515