2015 AESD Annual Conference
"Diversity" hosted by Olympic ESD 114

Please join us in Suquamish at the Clearwater Resort April 16-18, 2014

Registration information is now available on the OESD 114 website 2015 AESD Conference Registration


The Association of Educational Service Districts provides local solutions with statewide support

Stronger together, the nine ESDs are united in a shared goal - to help all students succeed.

Washington's ESDs are increasingly depended upon to provide essential services for School Districts and communities, and to help OSPI implement legislatively-supported education initiatives.

Washington ESDs serve:

1,051,653 students
295 School Districts
2,393 Schools

AESD Mission Statement

Provide coordination to enable clear and appropriate communication between ESD Boards as a means for sharing ideas of common interest.




AESD Executive Board Retreat

The AESD Executive Board is scheduled to meet April 16 during the AESD Spring Conference hosted by OESD 114. To see 2014-15 events, click on 2014-15 AESD Network Master Calendar.

AESD Accreditation website



Click on image on the left to view the new AESD Network Accreditation website, hosted by NWESD189. See more details by clicking on Accreditation menu on right. To read more news from Washington State ESDs, see Winter 2015 AESD Dispatch.





Message from our AESD President



What is an ESD??? If your experiences are similar to mine you have been asked this question many times and, if you are like me, you have struggled with a concise but adequate answer. Over the past several months the AESD board has been working to frame a response to be used by all ESD staff and board members. The finished product is now available in a handbill format that can be added to our legislative brochure or otherwise distributed to legislators, school districts, spouses and others as needed. It should also be helpful as you craft your own narrative response to the question.

As we continue our efforts to achieve full funding for basic education and to maintain or enhance the funding necessary to the mission of Washington’s ESDs it is critical that our message be consistent. A copy of the flier is pictured to the right, and all ESD Superintendents have copies available. I hope you will find this effort beneficial.

Gary Coe, 2014-15 AESD President


Gary Coe is a lifelong Washington resident, is married with two sons and 7 grandchildren. He retired from a 31-year career in education as a teacher, coach, athletic director and high school principal. He is a U.S. Army veteran and earned a BA in Economics from WSU, as well as an MA in School Administration from Whitworth. Some of his career highlights include: Induction into the Washington State Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame; 4 terms as league president; twice named District 7 Administrator of the Year; AWSP Principals Rep Council; WIAA District Board of Control; WIAA Executive Board; Board member and past president of NEWESD 101 Board; AESD Board member.