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What is a Local Service Plan?  

Each Education Service District (ESD), in partnership with their component school districts, must develop an annual Local Service Plan, which determines how the State School Funds (SSF), will be used. Ninety percent (90%) of the SSF revenue received by an ESD is subject to this process.

What does a Local Service Plan Include?

The Local Service Plan determines programs and services that the ESD will offer its component districts for the following fiscal year, and must include services in the following categories: 
  • Special education
  • Technology
  • School improvement 
  • Administration
It must also include any "entrepreneurial services" that the ESD intends to offer to any entity either outside of the ESD boundary or inside the ESD boundary, but not to a component school district. 

How is a Local Service Plan Implemented?

Under the Resolution Process, by March 1st of the preceding year, at least two-thirds of the school district school boards in an ESD, representing more than one-half of the student population, must approve the Local Service Plan in order for it to be implemented.

​Audit Reports for schools and Education Service Districts (ESDs) are performed by the Oregon Secretary of State. 

For transparency reporting, ESDs provide links to audit reports currently posted on their own websites, or links to audits posted on the Oregon Secretary of State's website.