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Regional Service Network (RSN)

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The Regional Service Network (RSN) is an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) discretionary grant that was established in 1984. The RSN serves as a liaison providing linked communication between the Department of Public Instruction and local education agencies (LEAs). Services provided through IDEA discretionary grants, including the RSN, are free of charge regardless of CESA membership.

The purpose or essential functions of the RSN are to:
  1. Support systems improvement and systems change by developing LEAs' capacity to use data for analysis and action planning so that practices are implemented effectively in order to advance educational achievement for students with disabilities within a multi-level system of support. 
  2. Develop leadership capacity by providing support and training around technical and adaptive change so that LEAs know the conditions under which effective teaching and learning happen.
  3. Develop collaborative relationships so that LEAs efforts to promote academic, career and community-based opportunities for students with disabilities are coordinated and aligned. 
  4. Engage in ongoing professional learning to develop and apply knowledge of grant initiatives and skills that impact adult practices to advance educational achievement for students with disabilities.

State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators

The RSN primarily supports the Wisconsin State Performance Plan Indicator 3C. The grant project also supports the following Wisconsin State Performance Plan Indicators: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 14, 15, and 17.

For more information, contact your local RSN director:

CESA 1 CESA 2 CESA 3 CESA 4
CESA 5 CESA 6 CESA 7 CESA 8
CESA 9 CESA 10 CESA 11 CESA 12