School Services

- Cindy McKinney Scholarship

2023 Scholarship Information:

The Cindy McKinney Scholarship was established in 1994 in honor of our employee, Cindy McKinney, who tragically died in a vehicle accident on February 23, 1994. She was an alumna of Kankakee Valley High School and the University of Evansville. She taught in Texas and at Kankakee Valley before joining the staff of Cooperative School Services in the fall of 1993 as a behavior consultant.  As well as being an exemplary teacher, Ms. McKinney was involved in many church and community activities.

This scholarship was established to assist and encourage future and current special educators who are graduates of Benton Central, Frontier, Kankakee Valley, North Newton, North White, Rensselaer Central, South Newton, Tri-County or West Central.  Since its inception, over 45 scholarships have been awarded.

 We are happy to announce that there will be some changes in how the scholarship will be administered.  While Cooperative School Services will continue to support the scholarship financially through fundraisers, we will no longer be handling the administrative duties of the scholarship.  All applications, award decisions, and fund disbursements will occur through the Jasper Newton Foundation.  Not only will this help sustain the scholarship for the long term and alleviate some administrative tasks from our staff, but it will simplify the application process considerably for the Scholarship applicants! 

 All information on the scholarship application and instructions will be made available on the Jasper Newton Foundation’s website before the applications become available on November 15th.   Please click this link to learn more or apply!


Cooperative School Services

It is the policy of the Cooperative School Services not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its educational programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title II, Title IX and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Questions and concerns regarding the policy compliance should be directed to:
Sarah Claton
Director of Special Education
Cooperative School Services
389 Saint Gaspar Dr.
Rensselaer, IN 47978

ervicios  Escolares Cooperativos es la política de los Servicios Escolares Cooperativos no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional, edad o discapacidad en sus programas educativos o políticas de empleo según lo requerido por la Ley de Derechos Civiles de Indiana, los Títulos VI y VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, la Ley de Igualdad Salarial de 1973,  Título II, Título IX y Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973.Las preguntas y preocupaciones con respecto al cumplimiento de la política deben dirigirse a: Sarah Claton, Directora de Educación Especial Servicios Escolares Cooperativos, 1389 Saint Gaspar Dr., Rensselaer, IN 47978 

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