The AESD Network : Nine ESDs. One Network. Supporting Washington's Schools and Communities


2015 AESD Conference "Diversity"hosted by OESD 114 in Suquamish April 16-18, 2015

AESD Executive Board at the 2015 AESD Conference. See more conference photos at 2015 AESD Conference

2016 AESD Conference "Growing Opportunities: A Mindset for Change" April 7-9, 2016, hosted by ESD 105


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 Meeting

The AESD Executive Board will meet again June 30 at NEW ESD 101 in Spokane during the AWSP/WASA Summer Conference. To see 2014-15 events, click on 2014-15 AESD Network Master Calendar.

Click on AESD Network Accreditation 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 Spring 2015 AESD Dispatch.


Message from our AESD President



      I recently had the privilege of serving on an AESD accreditation panel.  We heard presentations from several high schools varying in size from 30 students to around 2000 with a wide range of populations served.  Focus was centered around their School Improvement Plans and Smart Goals.  I can honestly say that both the work in progress, as well as that already accomplished, is amazing.  I was most impressed by two of the larger schools that just a few years ago were labeled "dropout factories."  Not only has their on-time graduation rate risen to about 90% but the educational success and post secondary goals of the students show similar meteoric gains.  I only wish that any and all who are critical of public education today could witness even one of these presentations.
     Fortunately, you can.  The AESD accreditation process has experienced huge growth with more predicted.  There will be a need for additional panels by next year.  Contact your ESD superintendent if you are interested.  You will be richly rewarded.

Gary Coe, 2015-16 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.