Technology Services

The Technology Services department provides technology programs, and cooperatives for school districts in the NWESD region.  Funding for these programs comes from a mix of grants and fees for services.Technology Student
K-20 Network
The K-20 network provides technology support services for regional school districts as they connect to the state K-20 network, providing interactive video and data services. Funding is provided by a state grant that is managed by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Digital Resource Center (DRC)
The DRC provides educational resources to districts at a reduced fee. When a district or school becomes a DRC member, prices are reduced for expensive database subscriptions, media material costs, and other educational fees. Our mission is to provide cooperative services to our education communities that will enhance student learning.
Network Support Services
NWESD provides trained technology and network support personnel to districts. Funding is fee for services.
Web Services
The NWESD provides worldwide web (WWW) applications, and web hosting services to districts. Funding is fee for services.
Agency internal technical support services
The NWESD's own technology infrastructure and systems are supported by Technology Services staff. Funding is derived from a fee to NWESD programs that is associated with various support categories; e.g. desktop computers, laptops, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MSTS (Microsoft terminal services) connections, and infrastructure only. Fees are calculated annually based on support effort which is summarized by the agency's helpdesk system.

The Northwest Educational Service District 189 is committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. Throughout this website, we make use of different third-party websites, PDFs, and applications to provide information about our agency and to connect our staff and visitors to various educational resources and services. Some of these PDFs, applications, and sites are not controlled by the NWESD. 

Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking. If you are a person with another disability and experience issues accessing information from the NWESD website. 

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