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Superintendent's Council

The responsibility for operation of the Ark Valley Special Education Cooperative is the responsibility of the sponsoring district, USD 262, who shall receive advice and counsel from the Boards of Education of each participating district through a Council of Superintendents. In order to promote better communication and cooperation between the respective members districts and the sponsoring district a Council shall be established composed of the superintendent of each member district or the superintendent’s designees which shall meet with the Cooperative Director or his/her designee regularly to review items of mutual concern to the Cooperative and its members.

Council Members

Kara Schwindt, Burrton School District
Rae Niles, Sedgwick School District
Greg Lehr, Valley Center School District


Meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday of the month starting at 8:45 a.m. Meetings will be held at Valley Center School District.

Anyone wishing to participate (i.e. public comments) should contact the board clerk (Andrea Saffle or 316-755-7170) at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

USD 262 District Office
143 S. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147

Agenda and Minutes

All board agenda and minutes can be found at: