Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative


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Service, Leadership, Support


    Welcome back! With only a few weeks until the school year begins, we look forward to the adventures of the 2019-2020 school year. Please take a few moments to review our back-to-school inservice dates and times.  NOTE:  All inservices except Handle with Care trainings on August 27th and 28th will be held at the MAWSECO Education Center, 720 9th Avenue, Howard Lake, MN 55349.  There are two parking lots on 9th Avenue. Please park in one of these two lots, if possible.

    Monday, August 19

    MAWSECO Orientation for newly-hired teachers and paras, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

    Friday, August 23

    All newly hired District and MAWSECO certified staff (teachers only), 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. 

    August 26, MAWSECO Back to School Inservice - Attendance is required

    7:30-8:00 am – Staff arrive and check in - Light refreshments provided

    8:00-9:00 am – Welcome and Introductions

    9:00-9:30 am – Break

    9:30-11:00 am – Staff Development Activity

    11:00-12:00 - Lunch on your own

    12:00-2:30 pm – Handle with Care (De-escalation)

    2:30-3:30 pm – Union meetings: Education MN and MSEA

    2:30-4:30 - ING representative, Bob Foss (403b) and AFLAC representative, Maria Jarvie will be at the MAWSECO office from. Sign up with Becky Nelson for a time to meet with Bob and/or Maria:  320-543-1122 x 2101 or  

    Tuesday, August 27, Handle With Care Restraint Training  (NOTE LOCATION)

    MAWSECO Education Center Programs, 8:30 -11:00 am at Commons/Gym Area, Howard Lake

    Westside, Wings, Sholund, Village Ranch Programs, 8:30-11:00 am at Village Ranch Alternative Program, Cokato 

    Wednesday, August 28, Handle with Care Restraint Training

    Cornerstones, Eastern Wright Programs, 8:30 – 11:00 am at Cornerstones Program, Buffalo


    Meeker and Wright Special Education Cooperative

    720 9th Ave.
    PO Box 1010
    Howard Lake, MN 55349
    Phone: 320-543-1122
    Fax: 320-543-1121


    Janell Bullard, Executive Director

    Website inquiries can be Emailed to Janet Hoff

Our Mission

  • The Mission of the Cooperative is to provide quality special education leadership, services and support that always meets or exceeds the expectations of those we serve. Effective communication, positive and proactive problem-solving, fiscal responsibility and a strong commitment to personnel development will be employed to provide cutting edge resources and information as well as flexibility to address changing needs.