Welcome to the Capital Region ESD 113,
I trust this year will be your best yet. We are very pleased to join with our districts as partners in learning. Your ESD is ready, willing, and able to assist you in addressing your local problems of practice. Our mission is to ensure equitable educational attainment for all students
, but we know the work of student success can be found in the classrooms within our districts. As your partner for learning, we can provide you with student, classroom, school, and district supports ranging from data management to drug and alcohol treatment for youth.
Over 45 years ago the Washington Legislature demonstrated a commitment to equity by establishing Educational Service Districts. The purpose
for ESDs, as defined in RCW 28A.310.010, is to:
(1) Provide cooperative and informational services to local school districts;
(2) Assist the superintendent of public instruction and the state board of education in the performance of their respective statutory or constitutional duties; and
(3) Provide services to school districts and to the school for the deaf and the school for the blind to assure equal educational opportunities.
All three parts of that purpose have been important functions for ESDs since their inception, but they are even more critical in an era of increasing performance standards coupled with high stakes for both school staff and students. The first purpose speaks to the added efficiency that ESDs help school districts achieve through a wide range of cooperatives and other services. The second addresses our critical role as an integral part of the educational system in Washington State. The third purpose of ESDs is at the heart of all we do, to provide services to school districts . . . to assure equal educational opportunities.
Within the Capital Region ESD 113, we have moved from a desire to assure equity to a commitment to ensuring equal educational opportunities. Each day we strive to level the playing field for learners to ensure, regardless of the circumstances of their birth, each child can attain their dreams and become a self-actualized, contributing member of society.
As with all of our services, your feedback will help us to continually improve. If you have any suggestions for how we can better meet your needs, and improve our customer service, please contact me or my assistant, Marsha Mills.
Thank you for visiting,
Dana Anderson, Superintendent