About Us

The BCEC is a full service education cooperative providing special education related services to five counties and their member school districts (Kircher School District #3, Trail Creek School District #13, Spring Creek School District #16, Cottonwood-Knowlton School District #38, Kinsey School District #63, Twin Buttes School District #82, SY School District #83, SH School District #86, Custer County;  Jordan Elementary and Garfield County High School District #1, Big Dry School District #10, Van Cohagen School District #27, Pine Grove School District #19, Ross School District #10, Kester School District #23, and Sand Springs School District #42, Garfield County;  Rosebud Elementary and Rosebud High School District #12, Forsyth Elementary and Forsyth High School District #4, Rosebud County;  Baker Elementary and Baker High School District #12, Plevna Public School District #55, Fallon County;  Carter County High School and Ekalaka Elementary #15, Carter County) in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Children in need of special education services are evaluated by a team of school and BCEC professionals. Special education assessments are an important first step in getting students with disabilities the help they need to become successful in school and eventually productive adults. Once a student is identified as needing special education, BCEC staff members assist school personnel in developing and implementing individualized education plans (IEP) that allow students to learn and progress in school.

What are Special Education Related Services provided by the BCEC?

Related services are provided if deemed necessary for a child to benefit from his or her special education program.

Speech Therapy, Audiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology, Psychological Assessment, and Behavior Intervention Support.

Who are the Professionals employed by the BCEC?

The BCEC employs and contracts primarily Master's level trained specialists and shares them among the member school districts.

Resource Consultant, Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), SLP Assistants, Audiologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists, Behavior Consultants.

BCEC Professionals provide screening, evaluation and direct service to students in the most inclusive school setting possible. Additionally they provide consultation, technical assistance and training to parents, teachers, paraeducators and school administrators.