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Office for Regional Efficiencies

About the Office for Regional Efficiencies

The CREC Office for Regional Efficiencies works with school districts and municipalities to collaborate in order to achieve cost savings while providing high quality services.

CORE's primary focus is to help identify efficiencies in non-instructional areas and to reinvest resources available for teaching and learning without increasing the bottom-line.

What CREC's Office for Regional Efficiencies can do for school districts and municipalities:

  • Meet with school and town officials to facilitate discussions and agreements to share services and to save money.
  • Work to facilitate collaboration among districts and municipalities to set up consortium relationships to share programs and services.
  • Solicit bids for goods and services that use economies of scale to reflect best pricing through CREC's long-standing successful Cooperative Purchasing programs. CREC sponsors three programs, offering a variety of goods and services for purchase at discounted rates. Learn more by visiting CREC's Cooperative Purchasing page.
  • Provide regional services for districts - including transportation, food services, facilities, security, and information technology - or manage vendors providing regional services.
  • Perform local assessments and strategic planning for school districts and municipalities in the areas of technology, transportation, facilities management, school and municipal construction projects, capital replacement, special education, energy efficiency projects and more.

CREC’s Office for Regional Efficiencies can provide cost-savings assessments and services in all of the areas below:

  • Business and Financial Services
  • Construction
  • Cooperative Purchasing
  • Energy Management and Conservation
  • Facilities Management
  • Food Services
  • Fund Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Custodial and Maintenance
  • Safety and Security
  • School Improvement and Reorganization
  • Special Education
  • Transportation Management


CT PRIME (Program of Regional Insurance for Municipalities and Education) is a Connecticut-domiciled and regulated Sponsored Captive Insurance Company governed by its member towns and schools. The captive’s initial offering is health benefit stop loss coverage to qualified self-insured members.

Member Towns

  • Canton (town and BOE)
  • Cheshire (town and BOE)
  • CREC
  • Enfield (town and BOE)
  • Glastonbury (town and BOE)
  • Granby (town and BOE)
  • Manchester (town and BOE)
  • Plainville (town and BOE)
  • Simsbury (town and BOE)
  • South Windsor (town and BOE)
  • Suffield (town and BOE)
  • Wethersfield (town and BOE)
  • Windsor (town only)
  • Windsor Locks (town only)

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