West Virginia Board of Education Policy 3233 emphasizes six areas of services for RESAs to assist in implementing standards based accountability. These areas of service, with the first two areas constituting the most important responsibilities for the agencies, include:
  • Providing technical assistance to low-performing schools and school systems;
  • Providing high quality, targeted staff development designed to enhance the performance and progress of students;
  • Facilitating cooperation among the county boards in purchasing; sharing of specialized personnel, technology; curriculum development; and operation of specialized programs for exceptional children;
  • Installing, maintaining and/or repairing technology equipment and software with special attention to the state-level Basic Skills and SUCCESS programs;
  • Receiving and administering grants under the provisions of federal and/or state law;
  • Developing and/or implementing any other programs or services as directed by law or by the State Board.