What are Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs)?
RESCs are nonprofit, fee-for-service, public education agencies. Their mission is to provide quality, cost-effective education resources, programs, and services to the state’s public schools. Since their formation, RESCs have saved public schools millions of dollars.
Created by Connecticut General Statute 10-66a on August 1, 1972
Governed by local boards of education
Dedicated to helping schools improve teaching, learning and student achievement
Committed to providing high-quality, affordable education options for schools
Focused on building regional partnerships that support public schools
Operated independently in state-designated regions
Partners with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) for Teaching and Learning
What is the RESC Alliance?
In the 1990s, Connecticut’s six RESCs formed the RESC Alliance to create greater access to resources and savings for all Connecticut public schools. Today, the RESCs collaborate to deliver an ever-growing variety of education resources and services that schools and communities couldn’t otherwise afford. The RESC Alliance also advocates at the state legislature for laws that address and respond to the education needs of all Connecticut residents.
In December 2016, the RESC Alliance reaffirmed the commitment and cooperation of each of the RESCs and their missions to serve Connecticut public school districts and children. The Madison Accord lays out the beliefs of the RESC Alliance and procedure for sharing resources and expertise.