Title 20, Chapter 2, Section 270
(a) The State Board of Education shall establish a state-wide
network of regional educational service agencies for the purposes
of: providing shared services designed to improve the effectiveness
of educational programs and services to local school systems;
providing instructional programs directly to selected public school
students in the state; and providing Georgia Learning Resources
System services. The regional educational service agencies
established by the state board may legally be referred to as "RESA"
(b) The State Board of Education shall establish the service area of
each regional educational service agency as a geographically defined
area of the state. All local school systems, Department of
Technical and Adult Education facilities and institutions, and
University System of Georgia facilities and institutions that are
located in the designated geographical area shall be members of that
regional educational service agency.
(c) Every state supported postsecondary institution shall be an
active member of a regional educational service agency.
(d) Each regional educational service agency and its employees shall
be subject to or exempt from taxation in the same manner as are
school systems and school system employees.
(e) All employees and volunteers of a regional educational service
agency shall be immune from liability to the same extent as are
employees and volunteers of a school system.