Making a Difference One Life at a Time!
Mrs. Paula Nichols
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.
THE STARFISH STORY
Original Story by Loren Eisley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”
Notice of Destruction of Records
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.
Special Education Video
Mrs. Gina Alber
Mrs. Libby Sturm
Mrs. Becky Jeffers
Mrs. Jude Sholtis
Mr. Chad Haschel
- LEA - LaPorte Community School Corporation
Mr. Mark Francesconi
- Metropolitan School District of New Durham
Dr. Curtiss Strietelmeier, Superintendent
- New Prairie United School Corporation
Mr. Jim Dermody, Superintendent
- South Central Community School Corporation
Mrs, Linda Wiltfong, Superintendent
- Tri-Township Consolidated School Corporation
Mr. Tim Somers, Superintendent