Welcome to ANW Education Co-op #603!
BACK TO SCHOOL IN-SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Although it seems that summer has just begun it is time to start planning for our beginning of the year in-service. This year we will be holding the in-service on three separate dates Thursday August 6th Tuesday August 11th and Thursday August 13th. All morning sessions are for licensed staff only and will be held at the ANW Office in Humboldt. They will start at 8:00 a.m. and end by 11:30. The afternoon will be provided to allow time for staff to complete the required online training as was done last year. Paras will only report to their classroom for the afternoon engage training. This is will be extra duty paid time in the afternoon to complete their required online training and will have access to the buildings and computers during that afternoon.
Licensed staff will attend the session based on their district assignment listed below.
New teacher in-service will be held the week of July the 20th at the ANW Office
Chanute USD #413 Thursday August 6th
Yates Center USD #366, Erie USD #101,
Altoona-Midway USD #387, and Humboldt USD #258Tuesday August 11th
Iola USD #257, Marmaton Valley USD #256
and Crest USD #479Thursday August 13th
The Cooperative is staffed with 120 Certified Members, 216 Para-Educators, 4 Administrators, 1 Board Clerk, and 8 Administrative Support Staff.
Certified Professional Staff include Nursing, Speech/Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Adaptive Physical Education Instructors, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Hearing-Impaired Specialists, a Vocational Coordinator, and a Technology Coordinator.
All social workers and psychologists are trained in conducting functional behavior assessments.
ANW Cooperative was organized on September 9th, 1971. Our first year of operation was 1972 and we serviced 155 students. Today we serve 1,000 to 1,500 students in any given year, and our services are provided to students ranging from Gifted to Severely Multiply Handicapped.
We deliver these services in our eight member school districts, encompassing over 30 school buildings in a five county area in Southeast Kansas, in the counties of Allen, Anderson, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson.
To provide personalized instructional programming for all exceptional children through the highest level of integration with regular programming possible.
With a firm and unwavering belief that all children have value and must be cherished, we will work cooperatively toward our goal of establishing and maintaining approved classes and related services for all exceptional children. While in pursuit of this basic goal, each participating district will function as a full and equal partner regardless of size. Special education cannot and should not be developed separate and apart from regular education. School improvement of any kind must be a cooperative effort between the personnel of the local districts and the staff of the helping agency.
Districts We Serve
Region 1 -- Chris Cezar
Region 2 -- Harry Heppler
Region 3 -- Doug Tressler