East Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative
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:
- USD 288 Central Heights
- USD 344 Pleasanton
- USD 346 Jayhawk
- USD 362 Prairie View
- USD 365 Garnett
- USD 367 Osawatomie
- USD 368 Paola
- USD 416 Louisburg
Approximately 1600 students with identified special needs are served by the Cooperative. Students who receive services range in age from 3 to 21 years of age.