What is Seacoast Educational Services?
Seacoast Educational Services is a non-profit educational consortium comprised of twenty-four School Administrative Units, most of which are located in southeastern New Hampshire. Â The mission of the organization is to provide for the advancement of cooperative services, which mutually benefit its membership through an active and responsible partnership, visionary and innovative leadership, and dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
In 1974, Superintendents from eight School Administrative Units wrote a proposal to obtain funding from ESEA Title III (seven remained as founding members). These monies would be used to form an organization that would provide regional educational services particularly in the areas where individual districts found it difficult to support specialized services on a local district basis.
Since that founding year, Seacoast Educational Services has coordinated many cooperative efforts including, but not limited to, a basic skills testing program, cooperative buying programs involving the purchase of school supplies, food commodities, computer hard and software, a hazardous waste removal program, and staff development activities for certified and non-certified personnel. All activities are under the direction of the governing body.
Seacoast Educational Services currently coordinates cooperative services for more than 51,000 public school students and 5000+ teachers and administrators.
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