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.
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.
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.
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) condemns the Trump administration’s proposed new “public charge” regulations, published in the federal register on October 10, 2018.
Puget Sound ESD is thrilled to announce its 2018 Report to the Community. The report highlights the opportunity gap-closing strategies we are employing in service of our End, Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading With Racial Equity, and documents the latest data showing our progress.
This fall, Puget Sound ESD Superintendent, Board members, early learning parents and staff are visiting the region’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. to share information on federal policy positions.
Vendor representatives are welcome to contact PSESD staff to introduce themselves and share information about available products and services, however, we strongly encourage you to send them directly to our new Vendor Inquiry page on psesd.org
The PSESD Learning Communities Foundation is excited to announce the hiring of its first-ever Director, Wendy Armour.
Puget Sound Educational Service District is deeply concerned about the new atrocities that we are seeing in the form of immigration control and the brutal separation of children from their families.
The Board of the Puget Sound Educational Service District will hold a public hearing on its FY 2018-2019 budget during its June 20, 2018 meeting. Adoption of the budget will also be voted on during the regular portion of the PSESD Board Meeting that same day.
"AudioEye offers two essential services for adhering to WCAG 2.0 guidelines — the Ally Toolbar and the Managed Service — and after a thorough review of WCAG 2.1, will make the necessary changes to positively impact school websites. These services are ongoing website monitoring and management, as well as the AudioEye Toolbar."
PSESD presents a yearlong, hands-on focus on student resilience designed to support shifts in practice that follow trauma-informed frameworks and strategies for school personnel.
Early Learning: Celebrating 10 years of growth
Congratulations to Lynette Scheid on being named the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year.
The Puget Sound Educational Services District is proud to collaborate with Welcoming Schools in combating all forms of social oppression. This includes expanding our view of diversity to other socially oppressed groups such as women, disabled, elderly and children, gays and lesbians, citizens of developing nations, etc.
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is proud to announce the 12 regional winners of the High School Art Show.
The Leaders in Training (LIT) high school internship application is live and due March 20! We are seeking up to twenty high school interns to help us accomplish our goal of eliminating the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity.