The East Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative (ECKSEC) has been in operation for over 30 years. The Cooperative is located in Paola, Kansas. The purpose of the Cooperative is to provide a full range of services to students with special education needs.

Eight school districts in Miami, Linn, Franklin and Anderson Counties participate in the special education services. Those districts are:

Approximately 1800 students with identified special needs are served by the Cooperative. Students who receive services range in age from 3 to 21 years of age.