In 1972, Lake Central School Corporation and Muster School District joined resources to form the West Lake Special Education Cooperative. This relationship was created in an effort to bring most students with a disability closer to home.
It is the belief of the Cooperative that the doctrine of least restrictive environment, as required by federal and state regulations, includes a full continuum of services and must include the option of general education placement with supplementary aids and services. It is the goal of the Cooperative to educate each student in his/her neighborhood school.
West Lake in Response to Indiana Article 7 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) offers comprehensive programs for students ages three (3) through twenty-one (21). Most programs for students are located in their neighborhood school.