Our Purpose and Our Focus
Our purpose, as envisioned by state lawmakers in 1969 when ESDs were created, remains the same today:
- To help districts pool their resources to maximize education dollars and realize cost savings;
- To create equal educational opportunities for all children of Washington, whether they live in districts large or small, rich or poor, urban or rural.
- To bring greater efficiency to school district operations through creative program development and partnerships
Our focus assures support on two fronts: teaching and learning support to help strengthen instruction and improve student achievement; and operations expertise to help support district management functions.
In collaboration with district and community partners, ESD 112 has the expertise and infrastructure to build programs and services quickly—and at an affordable price.
Our breadth of service is broad and diverse – from early learning, professional development and data coaching, to construction management, transportation and insurance. ESD 112 operates more than 250 programs and services.