The Washington State Fellows' Network is now accepting applications for the 2019–2020 school year. Apply here by May 24, 2019, to be considered.
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.
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.
Dieringer School District is currently extending an invitation to apply for Superintendent of Schools in Lake Tapps, Washington. Completed application materials may be submitted to the human resources department at Puget Sound ESD.
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.
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."