Leaders from the state’s Educational Service Districts (ESDs) joined legislators, school staff and student representatives on September 22, for a news conference urging broader support and additional funding for school safety and student mental health services.
On December 6, 2018, the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) celebrated the 2018 School of Distinction (SOD) awards in our region. A total of 26 schools in 10 districts have earned this distinctive honor this year. The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) and their partner organizations that have recognized schools all over the state for continuous and substantive improvement in English language arts and math over a five-year period.
John Welch, Puget Sound ESD Superintendent states, “We are thrilled to honor the 2018 Schools of Distinction and celebrate with the students, school staff, district leaders and communities for their contribution in this honor. We pause to recognize these great strides in academic achievement as a collective work of many. Congratulations on this awesome accomplishment and thank you for reminding all of us to never stop and always continue to aim higher to reach excellence in education.”
Click here to learn more of the specifics of methodology used to determine the 2018 winners.
On August 28, 2019, the Martin Luther King County Council passed historic legislation investing $318 million to improve educational outcomes for children and youth over the next 16 years. The investment, funded through voter-approved Sound Transit 3 proceeds, supports King County children and youth across the entire age spectrum, from early learning through postsecondary completion.
Of the $318 million investment in the King County Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account (PSTAA):
- $153.8 million will support the development of early learning facilities
- $29.6 million will support community-based organizations working with students in the K–12 grades
- $112.4 million will go to the King County Promise, which provides advising support for underserved high school and college students to get them to and through college
- $22.6 million will be reserved for administration and evaluation
Thanks to HB 1216, each educational service district in Washington State will house a Regional School Safety Center. PSESD is moving into its fourth year with our Safety Cooperative and the second year with our Threat Assessment Cooperative. Leveraged with funding from OSPI, we are now positioned to provide safety services throughout the region.
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is seeking a diverse group of representatives who are committed to racial equity, to consider becoming members of the PSESD Board of Directors. The PSESD End, or mission, is Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading With Racial Equity.
Educare Seattle and the Learning Communities Foundation (LCF), launched their inaugural edition of The Leaf, a quarterly publication aimed at sharing important information to educate potential donors on the benefits of giving to support programs and services at Educare facilities.
On Sunday, July 7, ReLife staff, students and community members gathered for the unveiling of their newly-made-over facility. After months of community fundraising and with the support of 300 volunteers, the school received new music and art supplies, an updated library and teachers' lounge, redesigned classrooms, and more.
Learn how AESD Accreditation aligns with School Improvement Planning and can help your school to provide the most value for your students.
Reid Sundblad has been selected as the 2020 Regional Teacher of the Year, announced Puget Sound Educational Service District! He will be recognized during the school assembly to be held Thursday, June 13, 2019.
Back by popular demand. The Coaching & Leading for Racial Equity Institute will be taking place beginning June 12, 2019.
High school students are invited to learn with us and influence the work of the organization into the future. Interns will be part of LIT (Leaders in Training), and participate in learning and leadership sessions with other interns
Interns are compensated $15/hour and need to have transportation to meeting locations and worksite. Internships are held at PSESD (800 Oakesdale Avenue SW, Renton, 98057).
A transportation stipend of $100 is provided.
Puget Sound ESD is proud to announce the 10 winners of the Regional High School Art Show. These entries received the highest scores and will advance to the 46th Annual State High School Art Show at OSPI in Olympia, WA.
The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is a professional organization serving educational service agencies (ESAs) in 45 states; there are 553 agencies nationwide. AESA is in the position to reach well over 80% of the public school districts, over 83% of the private schools, over 80% certified teachers, and more than 80% non-certified school employees, and well over 80% public and private school students. Annual budgets for ESAs total approximately $15 billion.
We are on track for school budget cuts that disproportionately hurt students of color and those who are living in poverty — the very students who are negatively impacted by the opportunity gap we are all striving to close.
A complex new school funding model was implemented by the Washington State legislature in 2018, following the state Supreme Court ruling that Washington had not been meeting its paramount duty to fully fund basic education for decades.
The Legislature has made great strides in increasing funding for education, for which we are thankful. The state must continue to adjust the funding system to match student needs today -- particularly student wellness, safety, special education and equitable access to modern school facilities.
Puget Sound ESD would like to extend an exciting congratulations to Kim Beeson and Amy Okeze for their selection as 2018 Thriving Schools Honors Roll Awardees!
On December 6, 2018, the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) celebrated the 2018 School of Distinction (SOD) awards in our region. A total of 26 schools in 10 districts have earned this distinctive honor this year.
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 PSESD Classified School Employee of the Year. This annual award recognizes and honors the work of school and district classified staff. PSESD’s Regional Classified School Employee of the Year will serve as one of nine finalists for OSPI’s annual statewide award, which will be announced in the spring.
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is celebrating the 2018 School of Distinction (SOD) awards in our region. A total of 26 schools in 10 districts have earned this distinctive honor this year.