What is a Regional Educational Service Center (RESC)?
Connecticut's RESCs are six school-based partnerships created by school districts and based on legislation enacted over 40 years ago to provide high-quality, cost-effective services to Connecticut's school districts. ACES is the RESC for south central Connecticut.
Area Cooperative Educational Services (ACES) exists to improve public education through high quality, cost effective programs and services. We are the Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) for the twenty-five school districts in south central Connecticut. Over 40 states operate Educational Service Agencies because of the financial benefits that are obtained through regional collaboration.
We meet the educational needs of our member districts by acting as both a Local Education Agency (LEA) and as a regional service agency. As a Local Education Agency, we operate schools designed to meet the specific needs of the region; currently special education and Interdistrict Magnet schools. As a regional service agency, we develop solutions to the most pressing needs of our member school districts. From school-based technical assistance to programs that advance the education workforce, we work hand in hand with state officials and local educators to improve the quality of teaching and learning.