The Plano Area Special Education Governing Board provides special education services by joint agreements within a system that demonstrates shared responsibility and equitable distributions of resources among the member districts while respecting geographic, socio-economic and cultural differences of each community. PASEC will develop and foster partnerships with parents, businesses, community resources, and staff in order to provide special education students the opportunity to learn the academic, vocational and social skills necessary to achieve their individual potential and be productive citizens in their homes and communities. PASEC believes that all students can learn. We provide special education students with equal access to general education programs and facilities. Decisions regarding programs and placement are determined by the IEP Team and provided within the local community whenever possible. Special education students are taught in the least restrictive environment by qualified staff, utilizing individualized methods and materials which reflect best practices. Diagnostic and support services are made available to students in a manner which is non-discriminatory and recognizes the individual needs and differences of Students, their families, their culture, and community in which they live. PASEC believes staff and administrators should grow both personally and professionally and believes that they should encourage and acknowledge creative teaching and program development, research, diagnostics, and delivery of related services.

The Executive Governing Board is made up of the following members:

Ed Boswell, Superintendent
Newark High School District #18
413 Chicago Road

Newark, Illinois 60541
(815) 695-5164

Demetra Turman, Superintendent
Newark Grade School District #66
503 Chicago Road

Newark, IL 60541
(815) 695-5143

Melanie Elias, Superintendent
Lisbon Grade School District #90
127 South Canal Street

Newark, Illinois 60541
(815) 736-6324

Tony Baker, Superintendent
Plano School District #88
800 S. Hale Street

Plano, Illinois 60545
(630) 552-8978

Amy Lee, Director
Plano Area Special Education Cooperative
800 S. Hale Street

Plano, Illinois 60545
(630) 552-8978