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Marion County Special Education Cooperative

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The Education of All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142) requires that states provide a free, appropriate public education, including related services, for all children with disabilities from ages 3 to 21.

The Marion County Special Education Cooperative #617  (MCSEC) was formed to provide a free, appropriate education for exceptional children in the five school districts of Marion County. MCSEC is organized under Kansas law as a legal entity cooperative.

About MCSEC

MCSEC is located in central Kansas, and provides services to about 530 students and preschoolers. We have over 40 certified and clinical professionals, 80 paraeducators, and 5 classified staff members.

The cooperative is governed by the MCSEC Board of Directors composed of a member from the board of education from each of the five school districts. The board has all of the responsibilities and powers of a local board of education except for the power to tax. The board must employ staff, establish policy, and propose and approve the expenditures of a budget.