AGENCY LOOKING FORWARD
As we look ahead to the rest of the 2021–22 academic year, we know that measuring the impact of our work will not be a process without complications. We will be tasked with responding to changes in education with innovation in understanding student, family and staff experiences. As families, educators, students and school staff continue to adapt to a changing educational environment, it is our job to ensure that the critical support provided by our services remains relevant and resolute.
This Report to the Community provides both information on outcome measures with some quantitative data and qualitative stories of service that chronicle the many successes and challenges of this work. Through this process of reporting, we hope that the work of Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) comes alive both in the data we present and the reflections shared on behalf of program staff, partners, and participants. Currently the Board of Directors is engaged in an effort to further describe our END and we look forward to sharing some changes in how we monitor our progress, continue to improve and grow and tell the story of the work of the PSESD.
We are living in a time of extraordinary challenges and racial reckoning across our nation. It has never been more important for all of us at PSESD to lean into our mission. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately impact communities of Color and has further exacerbated educational inequities across the country. Ensuring that our agency is effectively serving the educational community is critical, and we’re grateful for the sustained guidance and support of our partners in this work. Our transformational relationships with schools, organizations and communities are indispensable, and we’re eager to hear from you about how we can support your efforts and advance toward a racially just and humanizing school system.