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Rotary awards money to Mid-Valley for special bike

Published: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 6:12 p.m. CDT
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(Clockwise from left) Linda Koch, coordinator, Raymond Ziegler, class teacher, and Loren Gineris, physical therapist, help Jeremy Minner, a Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative freshman student, ride an adaptive bike.
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(Clockwise from left) Linda Koch, coordinator, Raymond Ziegler, class teacher, and Loren Gineris, physical therapist, help Jeremy Minner, a Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative freshman student, ride an adaptive bike.

Recently, the St. Charles Noon Rotary Club Foundation Board unanimously approved a $3,472 award to the Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative for the purchase of an adaptive bike for multi-needs high school students who attend Mid-Valley.

These children reside in the Mid-Valley area which is comprised of: Batavia, Kaneland, St. Charles, Burlington Central, and Geneva school districts.

These high school students have moderate to profound cognitive delays, neurodevelopment delays and/or significant physical disabilities who may benefit from a focus on occupational, vocational and speech therapies and some basic life skills.

Currently there are 6 students in the class.

Mid-Valley Special Education is based in St. Charles at the Mades-Johnson Center where the administration offices and some classrooms are located. Mid-Valley was formed in 1963 to serve students with a myriad of special needs in the participating area school districts. For more information,  visit www.mvse.org.

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