Return on Investment
ESDs (unlike local school districts, which receive the majority of their funding from the state), are largly self-supporting organizations sustained by competitive grants, cooperatives, and fees for service.
“Core” funding – the amount allocated by the state – totals only 3% of NWESD funding. Core funding is based on the number of school districts and the size of the geographic region served. For the NWESD, core funding increased from $584,831 in 2017-18 to $795,619 in 2018-19.