Region 9 Education Cooperative

Coordinating Council

Notice is given that regular meetings of the Region 9 Coordinating Council will be at the Education Cooperative, 143 El Paso Rd., Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345 on the following dates and times indicated below.

Regular Meetings - 9:00 a.m.

  • July 19, 2017
  • August 16, 2017
  • September 20, 2017
  • October 18, 2017
  • November 15, 2017
  • December 20, 2017 - Re-scheduled to December 6, 2017, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Region 9, 143 El Paso Rd., Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • January 17, 2018
  • February 21, 2018 - Re-scheduled to February 28, 2018, meeting at 9:00 a.m. at Region 9, 143 El Paso Rd., Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 18, 2018
  • May 16, 2018
  • June 20, 2018

All meetings are open to the public. However, the council may close a meeting to the public if the subject matter of such discussion or action is exempt from the open meeting requirement of the Open Meetings Act. An agenda for each meeting will be available on the council website seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the meeting. Any deviation from this schedule will be noticed in accordance with the resolution adopted by the council on June 2, 2017.

Approved by the Region 9 Coordinating Council this 2nd day of June 2017.

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter, or any other form of auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate in the hearing or meeting, please contact the Region 9 Coordinating Council at (575) 257.2368 at least one week prior to the meeting or as soon as possible. Public documents, including the agenda and minutes, can be provided in various accessible formats. Please contact the Region 9 Coordinating Council at (575) 257.2368 if a summary or other type of accessible format is needed.

To access January 2017, to current coordinating council meetings follow the link below.


The council is the legal body through which the functions governing the operation of Region 9 are exercised. The council shall assign the executive functions to the executive director. The council shall provide for a program of services for the Region 9 and establish the general policies for its administration in accord with the needs of the member districts and the requirements of Public Education Department regulation and Sections 22-2-1, 22-2B-3, 22-2B-4, and 22-26-5 NMSA 1978.


    The council shall be the policy forming and evaluative body of the REC, and it shall perform the following functions:

    • Select an executive director and establish salary in accordance with Region 9
      • Executive Director Salary Calculation process;
        • Approve all budgets/proposals
        • Approve all fiscal arrangements, policies, and agreements and submit all contracts for purchases to competitive bidding in accordance with the provisions of the New Mexico Procurement Code
        • Formulate policy to govern operation of Region 9
        • Review and confirm the appointment of professional personnel upon recommendation by the Executive Director
        • Review annual evaluation data of the Region 9 activities.


    The council shall be composed of the superintendent of each participating Local Educational Agency (LEA) within the Region 9 area.