About Mid Valley

Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative (MVSEC) was formed in 1963 by a joint agreement to serve students with special needs from participating school districts. Currently, MVSEC serves students and staff from Batavia District 101, Central District 301, Kaneland District 302, St. Charles District 303, and Geneva District 304. MVSEC owns one location, the Mades-Johnstone Center (MJC), in St. Charles, that houses administration and a small number of programs. MVSEC also rents a portion of the Shelby Building in St. Charles that houses our Transitions Center. Most programs and services are located in school districts.

The Mid Valley Mission

In collaboration with our colleagues, the MVSEC Mission is to serve the children and families of Batavia, Kaneland, Central, St. Charles and Geneva Community Unit School Districts, and to:

  • provide service and support to member districts;
  • embrace the diversity of all students;
  • empower students to become independent, contributing members of their communities; and
  • foster and inspire life-long learning.

Our Vision

Create positive collaborative learning communities to facilitate the advancement of academic, social-emotional, vocational and independent living skills for our students by providing excellent, research-based instruction and therapies that meet individual student needs, and provide high quality technical assistance and support to our colleagues in our member districts.

Services & Support

Mid-Valley provides services for students with special needs, the staff who serve them, and the families who love them. The services are grouped into the following categories.

Student Services: Specialized Programs; Itinerant Services; Support & Related Services

Staff Services: Administrative Services; Technical Assistance; Professional Development

Family Support & Advocacy: Parent Network; Parent Resources; Topical Presentations


Most of the funding is provided to the Cooperative through pre-paid tuition billing from the member districts. Tuition is billed based upon actual cost for each program, divided by district daily enrollment. Services are billed on the actual cost of the services or personnel requested by each district. All unused funds, earned interest, most federal grants and state reimbursements are distributed to the member districts.

Administrative District

Community Unit School District 303 serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Mid-Valley Cooperative. Budgets, contracts and personnel reports are submitted to the D303 Board of Education for approval as the administrative district.