DOH is partnering with the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the nonprofit Health Commons Project, the AESD Network along with the regional ESD’s, to bring Learn to Return to more than 400 school districts, including private, charter, and tribal schools across the state.
The AESD Network’s role is to support districts in implementing their testing programs through the nine Educational Service Districts. By providing these services to districts across Washington state, testing programs can be implemented more efficiently with less of the burden on the district.
- Designed to keep schools open and safe, at no cost to the schools – the program is voluntary for schools to participate
- Enables school districts to design and implement customized COVID-19 testing strategies that fit their testing needs
- Allows districts to choose from a menu of testing options. This includes screening testing that helps identify cases early to prevent potential outbreaks
- Provides end-to-end testing support, including a testing strategist and support from ESD coordinators to help develop the best strategy and tools