Directors Statement
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Rick Nance, Co-op Director

Your Place for Resources

"For over twenty years, the Ozarks Unlimited Resources Education Service Cooperative has been building educational bridges by consolidating resources and providing quality services to local schools. The result is that schools save money, pool creative resources, enhance programs/offerings, and above all, enrich instruction everyday for all students.

Rick Nance, Director

What is the mission of O.U.R. Co-op?

The general mission of all Educational Service Cooperatives, including the O.U.R. Co-op, is set by the Arkansas State Legislature Act 349 of 1985, Section 2, which stipulates the responsibility to:

  • Meet or exceed accreditation standards and equalize educational opportunities.

  • Use educational resources more effectively through co-operation among school districts.

  • Promote co-ordination between school districts and the Department of Education in order to provide services which are consistent with the needs identified by local school districts and the educational priorities of the State as established by the General Assembly or the State Board of Education.

The operational mission of the O.U.R Cooperative states that the organization is to respond to the diversity of needs and opportunities in our constituency by:

  • Continuously enhancing and expanding the quality of programs and services.

  • Promoting and providing high expectations for positive leadership to effect desired change.

  • Fostering public and private sector educational partnerships.
Physical Address:
    5823 Resource Drive    Harrison, AR.   72601
Mailing Address: 
    P.O. Box 610   Valley Springs, AR.   72682-0610
Phone Number:   870-429-9100
FAX Number:   870-429-9099
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