Personnel Services Cooperative
The Region One ESC Personnel Services Cooperative provides member districts with a comprehensive set of services designed to assist districts to recruit and retain highly qualified, certified, and caring teachers in their districts.
Services are developed and modified yearly to meet the needs of member districts. They include an interactive web-based vacancy posting and applicant database that allows districts to post, edit and delete their own vacancies. A regional job fair is conducted annually to help districts recruit in- and out-of-region teachers and facilitate their employment. The cooperative supports “grow your own strategies” through training and support of Bridging the Educational Scene for Teachers of Tomorrow (BESTT), a course for high school students interested in the teaching profession. Information and technical assistance for paraprofessionals seeking to become teachers is also available.
Preparation sessions for the TExES are conducted several times a year to help teachers succeed on these tests and remain as highly qualified teachers . Member districts also participate in mentor training and support through TxBESS (Texas Beginning Teacher Support System) to retain their beginning teachers.
By working cooperatively, member districts are able to maximize their recruitment efforts and monies to ensure that students in Region One get the best teachers available.