Partnering School Corporations
Early Childhood/Preschool - Special Education
**NOTICE OF STUDENT RECORDS DESTRUCTION**
If you received special education services from the Joint Educational Services in Special Education Cooperative (JESSE), Argos, Culver, John Glenn, Knox, North Judson-San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, Plymouth, Triton, Union North schools, and you graduated or exited from services at least three years prior to May 31, 2023, your records will be destroyed on or about May 1, 2023. If you wish to obtain your records you must submit your written request to JESSE, PO Box 418, 220 N Liberty St, Plymouth, IN 46563, attention Linda Holland. The records will be released only to the former student, now of legal age, upon presentation of a photo ID. You must make your request for records by May 1, 2023, which provides required notice to our office.
Joint Educational Services in Special Education (JESSE) is a Special Education Cooperative in North Central Indiana comprised of the Argos, Culver, John Glenn, Knox, North Judson - San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, Plymouth, Triton, and Union-North school corporations. JESSE was originally organized as an Interlocal Cooperative in 1975, and was reorganized as a Joint Service and Supply Fund Cooperative on July 1, 2012. The Plymouth Community School Corporation serves as the Administering Corporation for JESSE and acts as the administrative and fiscal agent for the co-op. Special Education classroom staff are now employed by the individual corporations. There remain several services that are provided by the co-op that are not feasible for the corporations to provide individually. These services include administration, psychological services, transition programming, therapy services, counseling, child count, coordination of special education services, etc.
JESSE is governed by a nine member Board of Managers - the nine Superintendents. There are approximately 70 special education classes and resource programs in over 30 area schools throughout the cooperative. The student base population for the cooperative school corporations is approximately 14,000. The co-op serves over 1,750 students with disabilities.