The Purpose

The central focus of the REN is to create a seamless system in our region through equity and teacher voice. Prior to the passing of Senate Bill 182, most school districts functioned in isolation from one another, competing for statewide grants without consistent or equitable support. The REN’s intention is to balance the needs of all school districts through the establishment of a Coordinating Body that represents all educators and geographic areas. The Coordinating Body will use an equity lens and continuous improvement model to make decisions that support teachers throughout all stages of the career continuum and subsequently improve education for all students in our region.