Cooperative Educational Services (C.E.S.) was created over 40 years ago by the Connecticut legislative to help neighboring school districts communicate and collaborate. C.E.S. is one of six regional educational service centers (RESCs) and a member of the RESC Alliance (www.rescalliance.org).

Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) were created to help districts communicate and collaborate. Some years later, a formal Alliance of Connecticut’s six RESCs was established. RESCs are public education agencies whose main purpose is to “furnish programs and services” to Connecticut’s public school districts. According to the alliance Web site, “RESCs’ cost efficient, cooperative efforts have saved money for Connecticut school districts and have enabled schools to expand services beyond what they could have accomplished alone.”

The C.E.S. mission: “to identify and provide quality educational opportunities to students, educators, families, and communities. It’s our goal to provide innovative, cutting edge programs and services to meet the demands of our Fairfield County school districts and communities.” Besides Greenwich, these are Bridgeport, Darien, Easton/Redding (Region 9), Fairfield, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Westport, Weston, and Wilton.

For more information, call 203-365-8800, e-mail: info@ces.k12.ct.us, or visit ces.k12.ct.us.