Pioneer Regional Educational Service Agency
Pioneer RESA serves 15 school systems: Banks, Dawson, Fannin, Franklin, Gainesville City, Habersham, Hall , Hart, Lumpkin, Mountain Education Center, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White.
We are governed by a 19 member Board of Control which functions much like a local board of education. The Board is comprised of the superintendents of each system in our region, the president of the colleges and universities in our region, the president of the Technical Colleges and one representative from the public libraries. Funding is provided by the Georgia legislature, by grant funds, and through local membership fees.
The support we give to our school systems include facilitative, consultative, technical and staff development services that promotes continuous school improvement planning, building system capacity to sustain change, and to connect school improvement plans to systemic improvement efforts.
In addition to our focus on school improvement, we also provide:
- Business and Operations
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS)
- Professional Learning and Instruction
- Special/Shared Services
- Technology Services
- Northeast Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center (N.E.G.Y.S.T.C.)
- GNETS/Alpine Program
- Cooperative Purchasing Agency