Harvey County Special Education Cooperative
The Newton, Halstead and Hesston school districts in Harvey County have united in a cooperative effort to provide special services for children age birth to 21 years. There is no charge for services.
The cooperative uses a continuum of service levels from total, regular-education integration to placement in a separate facility. Community-based training is an integral part of services for children who are moderately or severely disabled.
The cooperative offers the following support services:
- Adapted physical educators
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapists
- School psychologists
- Social workers
- Special education nurse
- Speech and language pathologists
- Services for children who are visually or hearing impaired
Specialists who work in the cooperative are certified and/or licensed, experienced and highly skilled in their respective areas of specialization.
Approximately 5400 students are served by the three districts who participate in the cooperative. Over 700 students with disabilities, ages 0-21, receive services through the cooperative.