Welcome to our website

The mission of the Eisenhower Cooperative is to provide specialized services and enhance educational opportunities for all students in the member districts. This will be accomplished by the committed effort of the districts working collaboratively and efficiently.

As progressive leaders, Eisenhower Cooperative strives to develop and expand efficient educational programming and services of excellence for students ages three through twenty-two, who will attain high levels of achievement in an educational climate where diversity and individuality is celebrated and respected.


Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Eisenhower Cooperative website. This website is designed to provide helpful information to the community, parents, students, and staff regarding the programs and services offered by the Cooperative to students with disabilities.

The Eisenhower Cooperative is a special education joint agreement in southern Cook County. Our Cooperative includes nine school districts – eight elementary and one high school district that encompass over 20,000 students.

Our staff and Executive Board have a strong commitment and dedication to providing quality programs and services to students with disabilities.  Through extensive professional development opportunities, our staff stay current on issues that may benefit our students.  As an organization, we strive to establish “cooperative” relationships with our students, their families, and our professional colleagues.

Please feel free to contact us by email or phone if you would like any information regarding our programs, services, professional development offerings, or employment opportunities.

Angela Zajac, Executive Director



2021-2022 Return to School Information 

Student First Days of School:

CARE Program:  August 19, 2021 (students will be in attendance 5 full days/week)

DHH Program (Nathan Hale Classes):  August 19, 2021 (students will be in attendance 5 full days/week)

DHH Program (Shepard HS Class):  August 13, 2021 (students will be in attendance 5 full days/week)

DLP Program:  August 25, 2021 (students will be in attendance 5 full days/week)

2021-2022 Eisenhower Cooperative Reopening Plan (8.11.21)


COVID Testing Procedures for Students and FAQ

Parent Consent for COVID Diagnostic Testing and Test to Stay Protocol 

Return to School – Fall 2021

Return Letter 8.2.21