Lake County ESD – helping schools help kids!
Message from Superintendent Jack Thompson
Lake County Education Service District welcomes the 2017-2018 school year. The Lake County Education Service District assists students and school districts of Lake County by providing equitable, high quality, cost-effective and locally responsive educational services. Our mission is to respond to the educational needs of Lakeview, Adel, Plush, Paisley and North Lake school districts. The core services we provide are: special education services, school improvement services, technology support, and administrative support services.
In addition, the Lake County ESD is continuing its efforts to provide students and staff of Lake County with many other services including school psychologist, library consulting, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, youth mentoring, business services, state work sample development, and counseling.
We continue to focus on providing high-quality special education services in order to support our most vulnerable students. This year we are continuing our partnership with Lake District Hospital to increase our speech pathologist services. We will continue our professional development support to Lake County school districts to assist them in meeting the educational challenges they face.
The Lake County ESD continues to identify grant opportunities to help our school districts address their needs. Last year we were awarded a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) grant in order to provide students with increased opportunities for hands-on curriculum and connecting coursework with real world needs and experiences.
In addition we continue to look for resources to ensure children in Lake County become kindergarten ready. This summer kindergarten camps were held in Lakeview and Paisley to help students prepare for kindergarten. These camps were a collective effort between the ESD, Lakeview and Paisley school districts, the Lake County Commissioners, and a Regional Achievement Collaborative grant from the Chief Education Office. Also, using grants from South Central Oregon Early Learning Hub the ESD supports kindergarten readiness and kindergarten engagement activities.
The hard-working, dedicated and professional staff of the Lake County ESD is the key to our success. Their student focused and service orientated work ethic is what makes Lake County ESD successful in supporting the districts of Lake County.
My goals as superintendent of the Lake County ESD are to be responsive to the needs of the schools and students of Lake County, provide the highest quality services, and help all our students be successful.
The Lake County ESD has tested all faucets for lead content. The sink in the EI/ECSE modular and the utility sink in the ladies bathroom are both well below the allowable level of lead. The two hand washing sinks in the ESD bathrooms have tested above the allowable level. As these sinks are not used for drinking water or food preparation, no further action will be taken to reduce the level of lead in these faucets.
For complete results and report, clink on the following link: Lead-Copper Results Report