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ESDs, superintendents, state legislators and students push for additional support to address student safety and mental health

Leaders from the state’s Educational Service Districts (ESDs) joined legislators, school staff and...

Dr. Gene Sharratt Receives The 2019 WASA Golden Gavel Award

Dr. Gene Sharratt is the recipient of the 2019 WASA Golden Gavel Award. Dr. Sharratt received the...

Saying Goodbye to AESD Executive Director of Network Initiatives Gene Sharratt

Dr. Gene Sharratt is retiring from his position as Executive Director for the Association of...

A grand opening celebration

State ESD leaders, past and present, gathered in February for the grand opening of NEWESD 101’s...

SCRIPT Facilitator training benefits every ESD in Washington

In March, CS for All came to Bellevue, Washington to facilitate a workshop called SCRIPT (School...

“One small step…” ESDs across the state celebrate 50 years of service

The most famous words of 1969, spoken by Neil Armstrong, also fittingly describe another...

Statewide Climate Science Initiative Highlighted in Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly

ClimeTime, a statewide initiative, was recently featured in an article written by Abby Rusky and...

Heart in Hand – Washington State Teacher of the Year

It’s 9:30 A.M. in Robert Hand’s Family & Consumer Science class at Mount Vernon High School....

Kicking off our OESD’s 50th Year of Service to Public Education

On September 20, 2018, our OESD celebrated the beginning of its 50th year of providing services to...

Regional News

ESD 105 Class Newsletter – Fall edition

ESD 105 Class Newsletter – Fall edition

Read the latest news from ESD 105 including: The new Open Doors 105 program: A “GED-Plus” approach to unlocking a second chance at opportunities ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year Stephanie King: “My students will always be good at something” Welcome to our region’s...

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NWESD Paving the Way to Qmlativ

“What’s Qmlativ?” you ask. Qmlativ is the newest version of the Skyward product used by nearly every district in the Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD) region, as well as, most districts throughout the state for managing student and financial records....

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2019 Fall Education Connection

2019 Fall Education Connection

Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer and are making a smooth transition into the new school year. We're excited to send the 2019 Fall Education Connection! It's available now online, and you can look for a printed copy in the mail or sent to your school in...

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The Aspiring Superintendents Academy open for applicants

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy open for applicants

The Aspiring Superintendents Academy is for experienced district leaders, building leaders, and teacher leaders who aspire to the role of superintendent. Whether you have already attained your superintendent certification or are thinking of entering a certification...

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Dr. Gene Sharratt Receives The 2019 WASA Golden Gavel Award

Dr. Gene Sharratt Receives The 2019 WASA Golden Gavel Award

Dr. Gene Sharratt is the recipient of the 2019 WASA Golden Gavel Award. Dr. Sharratt received the award at the summer conference of the Association of the Washington School Principals and the Washington Association of School Administrators, held in Spokane June...

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Puget Sound ESD focuses on narrowing the opportunity gap

Puget Sound ESD focuses on narrowing the opportunity gap

Earlier this spring, members of Puget Sound ESD Cabinet, Transformation Team, Strategic Direction Action Team Leads and Strategic Action Team 4, which consists of employees, community partners and families, gathered at the agency to plant a tree! These combined teams...

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What’s Happening on Facebook

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A great way to celebrate 50 years of ESDs!
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AESD Network5 months ago
WASA's highest award presented to Dr. Gene Sharratt, former AESD Network Executive Director ~ congratulations to Dr. Sharratt for this great honor!
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AESD Network shared a post.5 months ago
Congratulations to Dr. Gene Sharratt for this great honor!

Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

  1. ESD Superintendent Meeting

    January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. WSIPC Board Meeting

    January 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
  3. AESD Executive Board Meeting

    January 29, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Legislative News

A Message from our AESD President on upcoming changes

Inevitably, change happens! Certainly the time between the winter Dispatch and this edition is evidence of that. The legislative session ended with mixed results in resolving various funding and policy issues impacting our school districts as well as the AESD. On a...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/8/19

2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/8/19

Summary Monday is day 85 of the 105 day legislative session. If the two chambers can come to agreement on details of the budget, adjournment is scheduled for April 28. AESD Specific Bills School Safety HB 1216 is waiting in the Ways and Means Committee for a vote of...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/1/19

2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/1/19

Summary Both the House and Senate released their operating budgets last week. The House passed their budget off the floor on Friday March 29, and the Senate is still in the process of passing their budget through the Ways and Means Committee. We anticipate it will...

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2019 Legislative Session – Week of 3/24/19

2019 Legislative Session – Week of 3/24/19

Summary This past Wednesday, the March Economic and Revenue Forecast was released, containing mostly positive news as our state’s economy continues to outperform the nation. Updated numbers showed state revenues looking to increase by about $861 million more than...

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