CHARLESTON– A bill introduced in the West Virginia Senate aims to bring regional education service agencies (RESA) to an end.
There are eight RESAs in West Virginia, the smallest RESA with four counties and the largest with 12. The average RESA has about six counties.
RESAs provide a range of services including public service training, adult education and training services, student support, special education, school improvement and professional learning.
The bill was introduced by Ssen. Charles Trump, R-Morgan. It states, “The regional education service agencies … are hereby abolished. the duties, powers and services provided by the regional education service agencies … are hereby transferred to the state board.”
Other senators believe that this bill is unlikely to pass.