Growth leads to Cuero ISD split from DLSEC


Beginning July 1, Cuero ISD will begin serving Cuero ISD students with special education needs separate and apart from the Dewitt-Lavaca Special Education Co-op. All services and classes for Cuero students will be provided on Cuero ISD campuses. Students from the other 12 Co-op schools including Yoakum, Ezelle, Hallettsville, Meyersville, Moulton, Nordheim, Nursery, Shiner, Sweet Home, Vysehrad, Westoff, and Yorktown will be served through the re-organized DLSEC in Yoakum ISD.
The unanimous decision by the Cuero ISD Board of Trustees in the fall of 2013 came about after several years of discussion, study, careful deliberation, and data gathering which culminated in a formal recommendation from Superintendent, Jim Haley, that Cuero resign as fiscal agent and withdraw from the DLSEC effective at the end of this 2013-2014 school year. The rationale to separate from the DLSEC included the increased size and growth of Cuero over the previous 36 year period, the classroom space that would be needed to continue to house all of the multi-district students in the future, the unique dynamics and challenges of operating as one of the largest Special Education Co-ops in the state, and the ability of Cuero ISD to independently meet the needs of Cuero students.
By Jim Haley
Cuero ISD superintendent
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