602 F Street
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-324-3287
Fax: 219-326-7611

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Paula Nichols
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We are a cooperative that provides services to students in LaPorte Community Schools, New Prairie United School Corporation, Westville Schools, South Central Schools, Lacrosse and Wanatah.

We service 1,489 students of varying disabilities within our cooperative. We employ 97 teachers and 50 paraprofessionals to provide services to our students.


Print this articleRecords Destruction 2017-18

If you received special education services or was tested for services but did not qualify from the South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative (La Porte, New Prairie, South Central, Westville, LaCrosse or Wanatah Schools) and you graduated or were exited from services at least three years prior to May 31, 2018, your records will be destroyed on or about July 1, 2018. If you wish to obtain your records you must submit your written request to South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative, 602 “F” Street, La Porte, IN 46350, attention Julie Klinedinst. The records will be released only to the former student, now of legal age, upon presentation of a photo ID. You must make your request for records by June 1, 2018, which provides the required notice to our office.

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  • LEA - LaPorte Community School Corporation
    Mr. Mark Francesconi
    (219) 362-7056
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    Dr. Curtiss Strietelmeier, Superintendent
    (219) 785-2239
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    Dr. Paul White, Superintendent
    (574) 654-7273
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    Mrs, Linda Wiltfong, Superintendent
    (219) 767-2266
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    Mr. Tim Somers, Superintendent