In order to protect the health and safety of our team, ESD 112 offices are closed to the public; however many employees are working remotely and we continue to provide vital services. Click to see which ESD 112 services have been affected.
Washington State Representative Monica Stonier recently visited ESD 112’s Hough Early Learning Center (ELC) in downtown Vancouver to hear about the challenges local child care providers and stakeholders face in making child care both accessible and affordable to families. Stonier, [...]
“We’ve had interns over the years, but traditionally you get one student. Instead, this model allows us to impact a larger number of students, focusing on a particular project as opposed to just bringing in a single intern, teaching them [...]
In an effort to promote the safe and secure storage of prescription medications, a group of local home builders, property managers and realtors are now purchasing and installing locking cabinets, drawers or lockboxes in each of the homes they build, [...]
The purpose of safety and health inspections is to identify and correct unsafe conditions and work practices before an injury occurs. Identifying unsafe conditions relates to the physical environment hazards that may be present in the school while unsafe work [...]
Educational Service District 112 (ESD 112) has received a state grant of $220,000 to reduce youth alcohol, marijuana and other drug use in the community of Kelso, WA. The two-year grant, awarded by the Washington Health Care Authority’s (HCA), Division [...]
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common condition that can eventually lead to serious health problems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it affects nearly half of American adults, even though many people don’t realize [...]
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, a day observed to spread mental health awareness and remove attached social stigmas. Mental disorders affect nearly 12% of the world’s population — meaning about 450 million will experience a mental illness that would [...]
Each school day, schools are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for students. Families and communities expect schools to keep their children safe from threats (human-caused emergencies such as crime and violence) and hazards (natural disasters, disease [...]
Nancy Baldwin, 2021 Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year Kelso School District’s Nancy Baldwin has been named Washington’s 2021 Classified Employee of the Year by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Baldwin, who serves [...]
ESD 112 acknowledges and honors the traditional lands of the Cowlitz and Chinook Tribes, Lower Columbia Peoples, Shoalwater Bay Tribe and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, on which our school districts reside in what is now Southwest Washington. We pay respect to the elders and caretakers that have stewarded these lands throughout generations and that are still here today.