ERIC Number: ED186163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The SW & WC ECSU Past and Present.
Southwest and West Central Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Marshall, Minn.
The benefits of regional cooperation among small rural school districts are stressed in this brief description of the Educational Cooperative Service Unit (ECSU) currently serving 63,800 students in 104 member districts. A section on historical background traces the ECSU's forerunners, e.g., an educational media center established in 1965, the Title III educational service centers established in 1967, and the Educational Research Development Council organized in 1973 by school superintendents and funded by member districts. A section on present ECSU programs outlines administrative, instructional, media, and special education services. The administrative services described include assistance with long-range educational planning and shared computer systems; instructional services include inservice staff development programs and implementation of federally funded programs in local districts; media services include distribution of materials and equipment, centralized purchasing of school supplies and materials, and a print shop. ECSU's role as host for four special education cooperative centers is defined. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest and West Central Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Marshall, Minn.
Identifiers: Educational Cooperative Service Unit; Minnesota
Note: For related documents, see RC 011 906 and RC 012 032. May not reproduce well due to colored paper.