Regional Education Cooperative #6 (REC #6), is located in Portales, NM and housed at Eastern New Mexico University. We are one of nine Regional Educational Cooperatives in New Mexico. REC #6 is a state agency, administratively attached to the Public Education Department. REC #6 accelerates the missions of the member school districts in Curry, DeBaca, Quay, and Roosevelt Counties by providing quality support and services to meet districts’ needs. The REC #6 works closely with Eastern New Mexico University striving to meet the needs of the schools and their students. This past year, Tucumcari Public Schools became a limited member in the REC #6. Along with Portales and Tatum, they participate in some grants and the Professional Development activities.
Regional Education Cooperative # 6 serves 10 rural schools districts on the east side of New Mexico. There are 10 superintendents, 216 Teachers along with support staff. The region has 2,279 students. Agriculture, windfarms, and the schools provide the main sources of income for the families. The districts have been working together for many years to provide a solid education for all their students (graduation rate of 90%).
The Regional Education Cooperative #6 aspires to be the premier provider of choice for comprehensive, specialized, and collaborative educational services for its member school districts with cost effective solutions to current and emerging needs.