Educational Service District 112 is one of nine statutory regional service agencies in the state of Washington. Created by the legislature more than 50 years ago, ESDs work to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students—urban and rural alike. ESDs are an essential partner in the efficient operation of Washington’s 295 school districts and provide millions of dollars in services to schools through cooperatives, trusts, and competitive state, federal and private funds.
Our service region spans 30 school districts, two state schools, and numerous private schools. We also provide additional services to districts throughout the state in partnership with Washington’s eight other Educational Service Districts. Through the facilitation of partnerships, cooperatives, state and federal grants, and fee for service work, ESD 112 helps districts leverage resources to achieve program efficiency and cost savings.
In addition to acting as a liaison between local districts and the State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to deliver programs mandated by the state, Washington’s ESDs are public entities, which operate in a highly entrepreneurial fashion. We blend the benevolence of the public sector with the spirit and ingenuity of the private sector to achieve results for our school district partners and programs.
Read a message from Tim Merlino highlighting ESD 112’s Behavioral Health & Regional School Safety Center.