The A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative is controlled by a Governing Board made up of one school board member from each of the eleven school districts served by the Cooperative. Governing Board members serve two year terms.

Governing Board Members

Mary Zofkie (President)
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District 231

Ruben Almendarez (Vice President)
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District 109

Thomas Jansen (Secretary)
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District 111

Rachel Garcia
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District 104

Jeff Wojciak
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District 108

Ian Rivera
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District 110

Steve Niceforo
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District 122

Denise Jones
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District 124

Diane Ponce
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District 217

Andi Creger
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District 220

Robert Loehr
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District 229

2024-2025 Governing Board Meeting Schedule
Meetings will be held at: A.E.R.O. Therapeutic Center, 5400 West 77th Street, Burbank, Illinois 60459 in the James W. Gunnell Community Conference Center – 2nd Floor.

Date and Time: July 15, 2024 at 6:30 PM (Budget Hearing will run concurrent with Board Meeting)
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Date and Time: September 16, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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Date and Time: November 18, 2024 at 6:30 PM
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Date and Time: January 27, 2025 at 6:30 PM (Delayed due to New Year’s Day Holiday)
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Date and Time: March 17, 2025 at 6:30 PM
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Date and Time: May 19, 2025 at 6:30 PM
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2023-2024 Governing Board Meeting Schedule
Meetings will be held at: A.E.R.O. Therapeutic Center, 5400 West 77th Street, Burbank, Illinois 60459 in the James W. Gunnell Community Conference Center – 2nd Floor.

Date and Time: January 22, 2024 at 6:30 PM (Third Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday – a school holiday)
January 22nd Minutes

Date and Time: May 7, 2024 at 6:30 PM (Special Governing Board Meeting)
May 7th Agenda

Date and Time: May 20, 2024 at 6:30 PM
May 20th Agenda