Eunice Public Schools

Eunice Public Schools

 Hobbs Municipal Schools

Hobbs Municipal Schools

Jal Public Schools

Jal Public Schools

 Tatum Municipal Schools

 Tatum Municipal Schools


"Economies of scale through (REC's) 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

ABOUT THE COOPERATIVES                                                           

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-1 to 22-2B-6, NMSA 1978, as “state agencies administratively attached to the Public Education Department”.

Unlike educational service agencies in other states, Regional Education Cooperatives (REC’s) receive minimal direct, state funding to support the programs and services they provide. Their existence and success depends upon providing programs and services that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to their member districts. The REC’s depend upon revenues from contracted delivery of services to districts, grants, inter-governmental agreements, and joint-powers agreements.    

  New Mexico Regional Education Cooperatives Association

NM RECA...Educational service agencies collaborating as partners in support of the educational mission for all New Mexico children.

ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION                                                

The New Mexico Regional Education Cooperatives Association (NMRECA) is comprised of ten Regional Education Cooperatives that are located throughout New Mexico supporting 89 school districts, charter schools and state-supported schools, with direct services to 68 member districts.

NMRECA was organized in 1997 by the Executive Directors of the regional education cooperatives.

NMRECA envisions a system of regional and statewide collaboration that ensures all New Mexico children, families, schools, and communities receive high-quality and comprehensive education and health services.

NMRECA is affiliated with the NM Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL), Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA), Association of School Business Officials (ASBO), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and National Staff Development Council.



New Mexico's ten REC's are geographically distributed across the state and support all 89  school districts and state supported schools and provide direct services to 68 member districts.

NMRECA Member Map

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 provide a wide variety of services and support not only to their regional districts but also to school systems throughout New Mexico.

Special Education Services

  • technical assistance and support
  • child find
  • professional development and support
  • SDAA-Activity J&M state performance indicators

Fiscal Management

  • leadership for grants and initiatives
  • cooperative purchasing for cost savings
  • consortiums
  • intergovernmental agreements

Vision-driven Education Services

  • support for educator effectiveness
  • implementation of statewide initiatives
  • educator professional development based on district's needs
  • advocacy for districts needs
    Regional Education Cooperative VII
   315 E Clinton St.
 Hobbs, NM  88240
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