2016-17 Local Service Plan is hot off presses
The tail end of winter brings many signs of the season. Daffodils spring from the ground, coats edge toward the back of the closet and -- our favorite -- Douglas ESD’s annual Local Service Plan crops up in school district offices!
These early days of March are no different. Fresh from district approval, the 2016-17 LSP is available to provide details on Douglas ESD programs and services. Use it as a guide to understanding our structure, our work and our outreach to students and families.
One addition this year is the expansion of nursing services from a half-time to two full-time positions, following restructuring of the Douglas County public health department. In addition, find out what’s happening with the Parenting Education Hub, which offers free educational series and workshops designed for a universal audience.
The LSP also contains details on ways our Information Technology department has kept county classrooms wired while saving money and boosting efficiency. Take a look at the many types of jobs rolling out of our Print Services department, which is open to all nonprofit and government agencies in the county.
Pie charts spell out revenue sources and fund expenditures. Members of our board of directors are pictured, as are Douglas ESD department leaders. We’ve also included the results of a year-end survey asking for feedback from our s
chool districts. Respondents (principals, superintendents and business managers)
evaluated the quality of our services, adding to our goals for the year ahead.
As we explain in this year’s document, we strive to work cooperatively in an effort to give our 13 Douglas County school districts the same types of services available to a Portland, Salem or Eugene school district. Keep the 2016-17 LSP handy to consult throughout the year and see how Douglas ESD can help you add value to public education.