Related Services Cooperative
Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) provides a Related Service Cooperative to participating districts*. The Related Service Cooperative provides participating districts with speech therapy and related service vendors in an effort to assist districts in efficiently providing speech and related services for students with disabilities whose Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) committees deem appropriate in a cost-effective manner.
ESC-20 will coordinate and/or oversee activities to accomplish this project, including soliciting requests for proposals (RFP) from vendors, developing a vendor information list, including price list, and providing technical assistance to coop members.
Districts will be responsible for contracting with the listed vendors, providing vendors with district guidelines, and for payment of services rendered by the vendor.
*Note: Districts refers to school districts or charter schools.