Eunice Public Schools Hobbs Municipal Schools
Jal Public Schools Tatum Municipal Schools
New Mexico's Regional Education Cooperatives...
...educational service agencies collaborating as partners in support of the educational mission for all New Mexico children.
RECA - NM Regional Education Cooperative Association
About the Cooperatives: NM Regional Education Cooperative Map Snapshot of Services
In 1984, the New Mexico State Board of Education established Regional Center Cooperatives (RCC's) under SBE Regulation No. 84.6. In 1993, the New Mexico State Legislature created Regional Education Cooperatives, Act 22 - 2B - to 22 -2b - 6, NMSA, 1978, as "state agencies administratively attached to the Public Education Department." As such, RECs receive some state funding to support operations. Each REC depends upon revenues from contracted delivery of services to districts, grants, inter-governmental agreements, and joint-powers agreements.
v education-related services to local education agencies, including charter schools, and state-supported schools,
v direct services to children, families, and communities, and
v professional development / technical assistance to staff members of school districts at the local, regional, and state levels
"Economies of scale through (RECs) allow districts to leverage limited resources into targeted support for multiple schools and to share costs with other school district. (RECs) must also be accountable to their customers, react to marketplace, and act as entrepreneurs, and respond to federal state, and local district needs."
Rod Paige, Past - U.S. Secretary of Education
Eunice Public Schools
Hobbs Municipal Schools
Jal Public Schools
Tatum Municipal Schools
Quality, Proximity, Capacity, Accessibility: Keys to the RECs Success
New Mexico's nine REC's are geographically distributed across the state and serve 58 rural school districts and state supported schools.
RECs have a unique understanding of the strengths and challenges of their member districts.
RECs use these insights to provide responsive quality support and services to improve student outcomes, and meet local district's needs. RECs also play a vital role in the delivery and implementation of core services and major statewide education initiatives.
REC 7 provides services for the member districts within Lea County, New Mexico.
A Critical Component of New Mexico's Education System
RECs are a vital and necessary component of New Mexico's education system and will continue to serve as a conduit and delivery system for New Mexico's school improvement and educational reforms.
RECs: Making a Difference
v New Mexico RECs serve 58 of the 89 school districts statewide with over 42,716 student membership (K-12).
v 70% of schools served by RECs met AYP for 2007-08, as compared to the state average of 45.5%.
v New Mexico's RECs are staffed with quality and experienced personnel. Overall, RECs employ over 211 professionals.
v Over 9,745 educators participated in REC sponsored professional development activities during the 2007-2008 school year.
v 125 children are provided Even Start or Head Start programs through RECs.
v Approximately 379 students participate in REC sponsored work study or Workforce Development programs.
v Annually, about 1,748 children participate in REC sponsored Child Find programs, designed to screen students who may have special needs.
v There are currently 16 school-based health centers within REC service areas.
Contact Information: Belinda Morris, Executive Director
315 E. Clinton St., Hobbs, NM 88240
Phone: (575) 393-0755 Fax: (575) 393-0249