Northwest Indiana Special Education Cooperative
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From our beginning in 1970 as a project on a much smaller scale, we have grown in size and stature to become a recognized provider of quality, diversified, and comprehensive special education services. The Cooperative began serving students with disabilities long before state and federal laws were enacted to mandate such services. The students NISEC serves have unique educational needs that are addressed through individualized special or modified programs.

Partners

NISEC has a strong partnership. Our intense desire to provide students with the best services and skilled staff support comes from a strong commitment of 9 "partners" who help us to expand programs that are available to students and their families in Lake County. For more information about any specific partner, visit the school's website using the links below.

Administration

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Jane Winkoff
Director of Special Education
jwinkoff@nisec.org

Denise Bashore
Assistant Director of Special Education
Compliance Officer for Anti-Harassment
dbashore@nisec.org

Board Members

A school board member, superintendent, or assistant superintendent from each of our partner corporations comprises NISEC's Board of Managers. Our Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. to monitor the Cooperative's activities and to assure continued support from local, state, and federal agencies.

Board of Managers 2013-2014
Member School Corp Phone
Larry Biggs, President Lake Station (219) 962-5368
Terry Butler, Vice President Hobart (219) 942-8213
Luanne Jurczak, Secretary Highland (219) 838-2459
Ray White Griffith (219) 924-4100
Thomas Bainbridge Merrillville (219) 769-3033
Jonathan Evans Lake Ridge  
Mary Pat Burkel Hanover (219) 765-0057
Shayne Snider River Forest  
Michelle Dumbsky Tri-Creek (219) 776-2490

NISEC is governed by its Bylaws and Policies, along with Article 7. These documents can be viewed in their entirety by using the links below.

NISEC Bylaws and Policies

Master Contract July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2015

Article 7

Indiana Title 511 Article 7 (Titulo 511 Articulo 7)
Procedural Safeguards
Effective December, 2010

Indiana Department of Education
Special Education Department
Including Navigating the Course:  Finding your way through Indiana's Special Education Rules

In-Source Online Training Classes for Families and Professionals
Understanding Article 7
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Board Minutes

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NISEC  •  2150 West 97th Place  •  Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone (219) 769-4000  •  Fax (219) 769-4563  •  TTD (219) 662-2149