NCESD has launched a cybersecurity initiative for school districts, emphasizing a shared responsibility beyond IT departments. They introduced a "Top 10" best practices list, aimed at fostering a security-aware culture and enhancing defenses against digital threats through foundational security measures and collective action within the educational community.
It’s that time of year to nominate a local educator or school employee for an OSPI Educator of the Year award! Nominations are due March 1, 2024 and anyone can nominate an outstanding individual.
The North Central Career Connect Washington Network and the Apple STEM Network was awarded the Good Jobs Challenge Grant, a Washington Jobs Initiative Sectoral Partnerships being organized by The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC), Employment Security Department, and Career Connect Washington (CCW).
As part of the historic Move Ahead Washington transportation bill, passed in March 2022, a school-based bicycle safety education program is rolling out to grades 3-8 Physical Education classes across Washington. NCESD has been selected by the grant provider, Cascade Bicycle Club, as a first-year partner and has already delivered bikes to four schools in North Central Washington.
In the spring of 2022, an innovative project around school-based telehealth began in North Central Washington. Thriving Together North Central Washington (formerly known as North Central Accountable Community of Health or NCACH) allocated funds to launch community-focused virtual care services, with a special emphasis on school-based efforts across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties. The driving force behind this initiative was to enhance access to healthcare and services for students, parents, and school employees.
More than 190 Local Educators Receive Teacher Classroom Grants from North Central Education Foundation
The North Central Education Foundation (NCEF) Board is excited to announce they have partnered with community organizations to present 2023 NCEF Teacher Classroom Grant awards to 193 teachers in Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan Counties, the most ever in its 14-year history.
North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the results for the Board of Directors election. Three of the seven board positions were on the ballot that went to all public school board members in the NCESD region.
Over the past few years, the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program provided by the North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has seen significant growth in Grant County. With a commitment to serving families and children with diverse needs, the NCESD ESIT team has grown to better address the demands.
MASH started in 2020 with one team of three part-time staff members. Due to the program’s profound impact on students and community, the demand only increased for its services and commitment to ethical, inclusive, and effective support. Going into the 2023-2024 school year, 60 students state-wide are being served by the program’s three-full time teams of multiple behavior specialists.