The purpose of Administrative Services is to assist in the areas of school administration The Northwest Educational Service District employs a talented staff of professionals to support our 35 public school districts and several private schools in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties:
Accreditation for School Districts
The accreditation process supports a long-term vision for a performance-based education system that aligns accreditation requirements to the continuous improvement of student learning, achievement, and growth. The process provides for collaboration and deep reflection by the school community, for external review and validation of the school improvement plan, and the process that led to its development. It also provides a statement of accountability to the public. Accreditation status is granted for a period of six years if approved.
Clock Hours for District Provided In-Service
Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD) is a Professional Educator Standards Board-approved provider for Washington State clock hours. Continuing education for the educational community is vital to success in the classroom and the NWESD is here to make it as seamless as possible. Clock Hour Services provides transcripts, evaluations, and official Washington state educator clock hour documentation for individuals and course providers.
The NWESD Communications Department provides numerous resources for Public Information Officers, and other district staff responsible for communications within their district. Our Communications Specialist can offer assistance with a variety of communications channels.
The NWESD partners with the ESD112 Construction Services Group (CSG) to provide the following services to school districts: Project Management, Constructions Management, Constructability Reviews, and Building Commissioning.
NWESD provides fingerprinting services using digital technology. This creates high-quality prints that are transmitted directly to the Washington State Patrol. After additional review by the FBI, fingerprint records are held by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.
Launched in 2015, pdEnroller is a robust statewide course and event registration system being used by eight of the state’s nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs), plus the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
The system enables educators from across the state to register for professional development opportunities, enabling them to search by participant, topic, ESD region and date to find conferences, events and trainings. Once registered, the system will track their attendance, clock hours earned, and awarded credits for their history. This information can be reported back to the districts for teacher certification and salary placement.
The NWESD offers a wide range of high-quality Professional Learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and educational support staff. If you have any questions about the courses you see listed, please contact the course facilitator directly or call (360) 299-4043.
Email, write or fax asking for the records you would like to receive. All requests must be in writing. If you are unable to write, please contact us by telephone or in person and we will assist you with this task.
From time to time, NWESD has surplus equipment which is offered for sale or relocation on a “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED” basis. Notice is provided via publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the NWESD region and/or electronic email to those requesting such notice.
Snohomish School District offers a Traffic Safety Education Program administered by Northwest Educational Service District (NWESD). The program complies with all standards established by RCW 28A-220 and WAC 392-153.
Transportation’s primary goal is to assure the safe transportation of all students. Support for Student Transportation is provided by the Regional Transportation Coordinator (RTC) program free of charge to all thirty-five school districts in NWESD. We serve as a liaison between OSPI and districts.