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Maize, area districts reviewing possible changes to special education

On April 8, Dr. Chad Higgins, Superintendent of Schools, provided a special education report to Maize Board of Education members. He explained that member districts of the Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative are considering a new organization of three separate cooperatives.

Under this plan, which would aim for more efficiency and effectiveness, Maize USD 266 would partner with Renwick USD 267 to form a cooperative. The process has several steps it must clear first, including majority approval by the special education board, which consists of a board of education member from each of the Interlocal’s nine member schools.