News

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...

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...

Capital Region ESD 113 offers Web Accessibility Training

Equal Opportunity for All Everyone has the right to an equal opportunity to take part in...

Regional News

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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ClimeTime featured in Seattle Times Article

ClimeTime featured in Seattle Times Article

An article titled Teaching the teachers how to teach kids about climate science was recently posted in the Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine and features the state-wide work that has been providing professional development opportunities for teachers to learn more and...

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NWESD Deeper Learning Cluster Update

The NWESD Deeper Learning Cluster is a network of five school districts and 15 schools that have been working together for the past three years. The network engages in study and collaborative inquiry concerning pedagogical practices that create deeper learning,...

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Vision Screenings for Migrant Students

Vision Screenings for Migrant Students

With more than 7,000 eligible migrant students in the Southeast Washington region, ESD 123 aims to meet the health needs of all migratory students who may be missed by regular school screenings. To this end, ESD 123 is one of four ESDs managing the new Welch Allyn...

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Drug Take-Back Event Collects Over 4,300 Pounds of Medicine

Drug Take-Back Event Collects Over 4,300 Pounds of Medicine

Thanks to the nearly three dozen community groups who partnered with ESD 112’s PREVENT Coalition in April for the 2019 Drug Take Back event, 4,311 pounds of medications and 1,307 pounds of sharps were collected across eight sites in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat...

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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 Network2 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.2 months ago
Congratulations to Dr. Gene Sharratt for this great honor!

Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

  1. ESD Superintendent Meeting

    September 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. WSIPC Board Meeting

    September 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. AESD Executive Board Meeting

    September 18 @ 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 4/8/19

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 4/8/19

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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2019 Legislative Session – Week of 4/8/19

2019 Legislative Session – Week of March 18

Bills of Interest Halfway through the sessions, the following bills are in various stages: School Safety AESD priority bill HB 1216 is up for hearing today in the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Committee. The House passed the bill last week with a strong 83 to 14...

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