The Ogle County Educational Cooperative recently purchased a home in Oregon that will be used for special need students between the age of 18 and 22 years old.
The 1-story ranch style home is located near Oregon High School at 106 South 10th street.
The OCEC paid $93,000 to the Oregon United Methodist Church who owned the home. The closing is scheduled to be completed by the end of the month.
The students at the home will work on their skills for independent living. This includes preparing food, doing laundry, along with cleaning and other household activities.
The 16 students eligible for the program currently attend classes at Rochelle Township High School.
The students will spend a portion of the day at the home. No one will spend the night at the house.