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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Special Education Cooperatives List

Source: Special Education Finance

Intended Audience: Special Education Directors, Financial Administrators, Superintendents

Date: November 23, 2011

The Division has posted a list of districts that are members of K-12 special education cooperatives across the state.  The list identifies the name of the cooperative, member districts, contact person for the cooperative, and the fiscal agent district.  The purpose of a cooperative agreement is to enable school districts to pool their resources.  Districts form cooperatives for different reasons; some provide a variety of special education services, especially therapies and consultative services that are limited in the serving area.  Others focus on specific disabilities or share a Director of Special Education.

Some of these Cooperatives have formed due to "Start-Up" grants provided by us.

The Division encourages districts interested in forming a cooperative to review the list and contact current cooperative directors and/or member districts for more information on cooperative operational procedures.

We would like to ensure that the list we have posted is a complete and current list of all K-12 special education cooperatives in Missouri.  This list does not include ECSE Cooperatives.

Please review the list and email Special Education Finance at IF one of the following applies:

- Your district is not on the list but IS operating a K-12 special education cooperative.

- Your district is on the list but is NOT operating a K-12 special education cooperative.

To view the list, go to:

Please call (573) 526-5283 if you have any questions.