SEEC is a collaborative organization that strives to provide visionary leadership and quality services to strengthen teaching and learning for member schools.
We are located at 1305 9th Ave. S., Fargo, N.D. 58103
(701) 446-3170 — Fax (701) 446-3176
In 2005, the North Dakota Legislature appropriated one million dollars toward the formation of Regional Education Associations (REAs). Originally created to provide an infrastructure to save money through more collaboration amongst regional schools, REAs have expanded those services to support schools in areas such as technology, grant writing, and expanded opportunities in professional development. Assisting schools in reaching their goals for student achievement has become central to their mission.
The SEEC is one of eight regional education associations originally created in July 2005 with 17 schools. In July 2008, the SEEC merged with the South Central Education Cooperative (SCEC) and its 18 schools. The new SEEC has more than 31,000 students and 3,500 teachers, in 43 school districts. Through this merger, the Executive Committees and Governing Boards wanted to build on the strengths of each organization and expand services to support schools in increasing student achievement. The SEEC membership includes school districts, colleges, special education groups, and technical career centers.
The SEEC has experienced significant growth over the past five years – from a budget of $150,000 in 2005 to over $2,000,000 for the 2012-2013 school year. Our staff has grown from two part-time employees to seven full-time staff. In addition, we employ many others through grants, such as our 21stCentury Grant After School Program, which employs another 15 full-time staff and over 40 part-time staff throughout the region.