Educational Service Center officially opens doors


The new building for ESC Region 11 was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 22. 

Board Chairman J.B. Morgan cut the ribbon, surrounded by employees, members of the White Settlement Area Chamber of Commerce, representatives from Co-Operative Industries Aerospace & Defense (next door to the new ESC building), City of White Settlement Mayor Jerry Burns and staff, Angel Murray from the office of State Representative Nicole Collier, and Chandler Hake from the office of State Representative Jane Nelson. Jane Nelson’s office presented a certificate of congratulations to ESC Region 11 Board Chairman J.B. Morgan.

The new home for ESC Region 11 is in the former location of a Sam’s Club warehouse. Starting only with the concrete floors, the walls, and the roof, the building has been divided into work space for ESC staff, learning and work space for visitors, as well as common areas such as hallways, project rooms, a visitor gathering spot, and the lobby. The new ESC Region 11 includes a science lab, print services, and an Innovative Solutions Room.

Opened in August 1979, the service center’s campus at 3001 North Freeway, Fort Worth, was bought by the Texas Department of Transportation as part of the I-35 North Tarrant Express construction project.

ESC Region 11 was established in 1967 by the Texas State Legislature, and is one of 20 such centers providing professional development, technical programs and assistance, and management of educational programs to public school districts, charter schools, and private schools. The Region 11 area serves 10 counties in North Texas.