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ERIC Number: ED195384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-28
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Regional Education Service Centers in Texas.
Lawrence, Thomas
The 20 Regional Education Service Centers in Texas were established in 1967 at the request of the State Board of Education. Governance is vested in locally elected boards of directors in the participating school districts, and each center is managed by an executive director. Operated by state appropriations, special projects and programs, and additional service fees, each center is responsible for its own housing, and is accountable to the state board of education, as well as to the district served. The centers have no regulatory functions; therefore, offerings vary from center to center, depending on local needs. Region 14 serves 13 counties, most of which are comprised of small and rural school districts which contribute to the functional areas and goals, thereby determining the programs and services provided to the small districts. Four cooperative services are provided to the small districts: (1) migrant education; (2) Title I; (3) support services; and (4) special education for districts with fewer than 3,000 students. Future goals of the region include increased funding, additional services and programs, and increased specialized staff assistance. Constraints include the reluctance of local educators to enter cooperatives, distances to remote schools, lack of hard finances, and problems of maintaining quality staff members. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas
Note: Paper presented at the R & D Speaks Conference (Austin, TX, October 28-29, 1980).