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

Making a Difference One Life at a Time!

Mrs. 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.

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If you received special education services from the South La Porte County Special Education Cooperative (La Porte, New Prairie, South Central, Westville, LaCrosse, or Wanatah Schools) and you graduated or exited from services at least three years prior to June 15, 2016, your records will be destroyed as of July 30, 2016.  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.  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 30, 2016, which provides the required notice to our office.

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  • LEA - LaPorte Community School Corporation
    Mr. Mark Francesconi
    (219) 362-7056
  • Metropolitan School District of New Durham
    Dr. Curtiss Strietelmeier, Superintendent
    (219) 785-2239
  • New Prairie United School Corporation
    Mr. Jim Dermody, Superintendent
    (574) 654-7273
  • South Central Community School Corporation
    Mrs, Linda Wiltfong, Superintendent
    (219) 767-2266
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    Mr. Tim Somers, Superintendent