In 1964 the Wisconsin legislature created a network of Cooperative Educational Service Agencies designed to provide high-quality, cost-effective services to K-12 school districts, educators, and students.
Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #1 is located in Southeastern Wisconsin and offers more than 100 services that help schools and educators meet the diverse needs of their students. CESA #1 is governed by an 11-member Board of Control that is comprised of elected school board members from our six-county region. In addition, we receive guidance from the Professional Advisory Committee, which is open to the superintendents from our 45 member school districts. By remaining flexible and responsive, CESA #1 has successfully served multiple clients with divergent and sometimes competing needs for more than five decades.