Contact Us

925 N. Meridian St, Suite 100
Sunman, IN 47041

Phone: (812) 623-2212
Fax: (812) 623-2315

Weekdays: 7:15am - 3:30pm

Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn (ROD) Special Education Cooperative welcomes you!

Our cooperative was formed in 1972 to assist the eight school corporations in Ripley, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties with the provision of special education services for students residing in those counties. Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Special Education Cooperative currently provides services to approximately 2800 students with special needs ranging from ages 3-22.

Vision Statement

ROD will provide an outstanding school support system for students with special needs, their schools, and their parents so that students are college, career, or job ready upon their exit from school.

Mission Statement

Our mission at ROD is to provide a full continuum of services for students with special needs. We support inclusive efforts to maximize the success of our students in the areas of academics, socialization, and vocational skills. We encourage the involvement of special needs students as active members in the classroom, school, and community. We recognize that this commitment requires collaboration among educators, parents, students, and the community.


Planning for the Future

Gordon Holmes, Sr. Financial Services Executive with MetLife will be conducting a parent workshop. Topics of the workshop include SSI, Medicaid, life Insurance, long term care, trusts, Wills, guardianship, Waivers and much more that parents need to know.

Presenter: Gordan Holmes
Date: April 1, 2015
Location: Milan Elementary School
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Transition Fair
Presenters from local businesses will present information about various types of careers. Vendors from local agencies such as Voc Rehab, START, Workone, Ivy Tech, New Horizons and the Career Center will also be present with information about their agencies. 
Date: April 16, 2015
Location: South Dearborn High School
Time: 8:45-11:15 and 12:00-2:20 PM
Position Open:  School Psychologist, Salary dependent on experience and other factors, benefits, 185 days.
Contact Director of Special Education for information or complete the application available at the Employment page.
Homeschool students are eligible for some services through the ROD Special Education Cooperative.  Contact the Director of Special Education at 812-623-2212 for additional information.
ROD does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or genetic information in its programs, activities, or employment.  ROD provides an equal opportunity for all students, regardless of race, color, creed, disability, religion, gender, ancestry, age, national origin, place of residence, or social or economic background, to learn to learn through the curriculum offered in their school.  ROD is also an equal opportunity employer.
Cheryl Corning, Director of Special Education is the Cooperative Section 504 Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.