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 Education Service Districts (ESDs)

The purpose of Oregon’s Education Service Districts (ESDs) is defined in Oregon law (Oregon Revised Statute ORS 334.005). 
ESDs originated in Oregon's first laws that established a general system of common schools - that has maintained but changed the responsibilities and names of Oregon's mid-level education service entities.
 
Historically, Oregon's regional services system, local governance, and state statutes concerning the mission of ESDs has remained somewhat constant: "Education Service Districts assist school districts and the State of Oregon in achieving Oregon's education goals by providing equitable educational opportunities for all of Oregon’s public school students."​
​Currently, there are 19 Education Service Districts (ESDs) serving Oregon’s 36 counties.
Each ESD provides regional services to its component school districts, primarily in areas that the school districts alone would not be able to adequately and equitably provide. Examples include high cost technology systems, and services to children with severe disabilities who qualify under the category of high cost but low incidence. Services are offered within four large categories: special needs children, school improvement, technology, and administrative services. 
Senate Bill 250 (2011) added new data and informational reporting requirements to the Oregon Transparency website for all Education Service Districts, also referred to as ESDs. 

Reporting requirements include: revenue, expenditures, contracts, salary data, and informational reports; local service plans, audit reports, and meeting notices, etc. 
For questions about this data and information, a resource listing of  Education Service Districts (ESDs) is provided by the Oregon School Boards Association.

 ESD: Data Reports - Links - Revenue Data

​Review expenditures, contracts, and workforce/salary data and information at ​ESD Data Reports.

​Review service plans, aduits, websites, and reports at ESD Resource Links. ​
​​​Review revenue funding, reporting schedules, ​and contact information at ESD Revenue Data​​.​


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