Capital Region ESD 113
Our collective purpose is to ensure excellent & equitable education for all students through service and collaboration.
Educational Service District 113 supports the learning success of more than 60,000 students who attend the 44 public school districts we serve in the capital region. As a service agency, our purpose is to meet the expressed needs of local school districts by coordinating and conducting cooperative programs that benefit the educational needs of the young people in the five counties we serve.
Through our cost-effective uses of leveraging resources and creating cooperatives, ESD 113 brings this region about $47 in services to schools for every $1 in state core funding our agency receives.
As one of nine ESDs in the state of Washington, ESD 113 carries out liaison activities between local school districts, the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the State Board of Education. ESD 113 has approximately 500 employees, and a seven-member board of directors governs our agency.
Responsibilities of ESDs
Educational Service Districts are public entities that were created by the state of Washington in 1969 to provide cooperative services to local school districts. The expressed purpose of ESDs, as defined in statute (RCW 28A.310), is to assure equal educational opportunities for all by: providing services to school districts to ensure equity in educational opportunities; assisting the Legislature, State Board of Education, and OSPI in the performance of their duties; and providing cooperative and informational services to local school districts
To learn more about the vital role played by ESDs, please click the right arrow in the video below.