Programs & Services

ESD 123 offers an ever-changing menu of services to meet the needs of our school systems and their communities. Programs include cooperatives, consortiums, grant-funded services, fee-for-service work, and numerous programs provided at no cost to districts.

21st Century

Academic support and enrichment to students during non-school hours.


The accreditation process is designed to help schools develop practices for continuous improvement.

Art Show

An annual, juried exhibit showcasing student art from high schools across 23 school districts.

Attendance and Engagement

Reconnecting youth and families who have disconnected from education and preventing youth who are at-risk of disengaging through district and community programs.

Audiology Services

Audiology services help to ensure access to auditory-based classroom instruction for all deaf and hard of hearing students, regardless of eligibility status.

Be Well Program

Wellness strategies, such as mindfulness, meditation, breathwork and mindful movement, that can complement MTSS tier I efforts PK-12, specifically around staff self-care and student social emotional learning and mental health. Strategies align with the Washington State Social Emotional Learning Standards (CASEL), and can be incorporated with students of all ages, as well as school staff and families.

Candy Mountain Academy

Candy Mountain Academy provides a supportive learning environment where students in kindergarten-10th grade can improve their academic and social skills while learning appropriate ways to manage behavior and improve their self-esteem.

Career Pathways in Education

Regional coordination with school districts and local businesses to provide career awareness, exploration, and launch programs that provide students with early exposure to jobs and industries.

CDL Bus Driver Testing

Bus driver testing cooperative for CDL holders.

Clock Hours

Clock hour and professional development assistance for the educational community.

Communication Support

Communication and graphic design services to enhance district and community public relations.

Content and Instruction

The Content Coordinators at ESD 123 support teachers and school districts by supporting efforts to increase teacher leaders and by providing workshops in various content areas including math, science, STEM and literacy.

Crystal Apple Awards

Regional celebration sponsored by community businesses recognizing excellent public educators.

Data Coaching

An interdisciplinary team to help schools and districts enhance data practices.

Early Intervention

Services to children ages birth to 3 who have disabilities or developmental delays.

Early Learning

Early childhood readiness through partnerships with school districts, child care providers and community.

Educator Effectiveness

Support for district implementation of the Teacher Principal Evaluation Project.

Employee Safety / Workers' Comp

Claims management operation and loss control programs for 18 regional districts.


Financial management and oversight for the ESD and its 23 school districts.


Fingerprinting services for all school employees, utilizing a digital live scan system or portable fingerprint unit.


Substitute Management Portal

Human Resources

Career opportunities within our agency and within our 23 school districts

Inclusionary Practices

Support for teachers and education leaders in developing and implementing sustainable systems which provide meaningful access and engagement to all students grades Pre-K to 12.

Information Technology

Troubleshooting, support and training to respond to technology needs.

Learn to Return (COVID testing)

ESD 123 is proud to partner with Washington's ESDs and 150 school districts to provide regional COVID-19 screening and testing through the state's Learn to Return program.

Knowledge Bowl

An academic competition for high school students across Washington State.

Language Acquisition

Providing support to school staff as they work to meet the unique needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Migrant Education

Quality services for migrant students to ensure they reach challenging academic standards.

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

The MTSS framework helps to ensure students benefit from nurturing environments, equitable access to core instruction, and supports that are culturally and linguistically responsive, universally designed, and differentiated to meet their unique needs.

Nutrition Services

This program involves mentoring and helping small school district's food service directors meet their needs including help with writing grants for kitchen supplies, staying in compliance, passing audits, and more.

Preschool ECEAP

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program.

Room Reservations

Conference rooms available to rent for meetings or events.

Safety Center

School Health

Health care professionals working to reduce health barriers that interfere with learning.

Special Services

A range of services to schools and communities with students with disabilities.

Student Support

An integrated model of services that promotes safe and healthy learning environments.

Systems & School Improvement

Regional support systems to schools identified by OSPI as Comprehensive or Targeted.

Teaching & Learning

TC Futures Re-Engagement Center

This program is designed to serve our students who have opted-out of high school, or otherwise disengaged from the educational process.


The coordinator for Region 4 provides assistance, training, and support to 76 school districts across the central and southwest part of Washington.

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