Overview of the Cooperative

The Cooperative was formed in 1977 to assist local school districts in providing special education services to their students.  The Cooperative is currently serving eight school districts in Southwest Missouri. 

        • Avilla
          • Everton
          • Golden City
          • Greenfield
          • Jasper
          • Lamar
          • Liberal
          • Lockwood
    Services Offered by the Cooperative include:
    • Early Childhood Special Education
      • Preschool Classrooms
      • Itinerant Services(Academics and Speech)
    • School Psychologist Services
    • School Social Work Services
    • Severe Disabilities Classroom
    • Transition Facilitation


    The Cooperative Staff: 

    • Assists districts in the evaluation of students to determine if they have an educational disability
    • Work with district staff to determine the services and supports students need in order to gain educational skills
    • Work with parents to better understand their child's needs and reinforce skills at home and in the community
    The Barton, Dade, Japser County Special Education Cooperative has three offices located in our Cooperative School Districts:
    Main Office - Lockwood                   Jasper Office                          Lamar office
    Phone: (417) 232-4562                     Phone: (417) 394-2220           Phone: (417) 682-5095
    Fax: (417) 232- 4568                        Jasper R-V School District      Lamar Cooperative Office         
    208 East 5th Street                          201 West Mercer                    601 Walnut Street
    PO Box 451                                      Jasper, MO 64755                  Lamar, MO 64759                          
    Lockwood, MO 65682                     
    Susan Lindskog,
    Jan 4, 2012, 12:15 PM