CESA 3 serves the unique needs of schools and children in Southwestern Wisconsin. The state agency creates opportunities for schools, regardless of size, to work together to share staff and equipment, save money, and extend educational opportunities to all children. CESA 3 provides these services without levying taxes or receiving state aid; examples include:
- Professional development for teachers, support staff, principals and district leaders
- Cooperative purchasing to maximize available resources
- Shared contracts for specialized staff to meet student needs
There are 12 Wisconsin CESA districts, each serving a region of the state. Located in Fennimore, CESA 3 serves 31 small, rural school districts in Southwestern Wisconsin. WIth a staff of 31 educational professionals, CESA 3 strives to ensure its districts are well-informed and up-to-date with state and national initiatives, mandates, and expectation, as well as provide equitable access to high quality professional development and support for educators in rural districts.