The SEEM Collaborative was established in 1968, six years before the Massachusetts Legislature passed and the governor signed into law the public statute authorizing the creation of collaboratives in the Commonwealth.

The educators, parents, and officials who created SEEM recognized what the statute legalized: that local school committees must join together to offer quality educational programs and services to supplement and strengthen existing school programs and services that otherwise would be neither affordable nor accessible to each local school district on its own. The SEEM Collaborative’s in-district services and dedicated programs supplement and strengthen the programs of our eleven member districts.