We began as an organization in 2012 and continue to grow. We believe in strong schools and communities. Our priorities are to provide a unified voice for rural schools at the local, state, and federal levels, celebrate the incredible achievements of rural schools, and curate research, news, events, and resources for rural educators, including our annual WiRSA conference.
Our mission and messaging is dedicated to rural schools. While many other statewide organizations exist, and each serve administrators and schools in unique and important ways, none are focused exclusively on rural schools.
Who We Serve
We presently serve nearly 170 rural school districts around the state and continue to grow. We also work closely with ten universities, technical colleges and 10 of the 12 CESA's to provide resources for our members.