CSG Expertise & Guidance
Over the past 25 years, ESD 112’s Construction Services Group (CSG) has assisted more than 150 Washington school districts. CSG is widely acknowledged by state agencies, local school districts, the state Legislature, and the state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for its expertise in the K-12 built environment.
While school districts continue to pass local bond measures and capital levies, many look to organizations like ESDs for guidance and technical support as they develop more robust safety and security programs and facilities. CSG has researched and developed white papers to help guide districts in these areas.
The Reimagining School Places and Spaces Brief is published to asses and mitigate COVID-19 risks, in order to enhance student, teacher and community resilience.
The Safety and Security White Paper is a comprehensive resource to support school districts in the development of a district-wide facilities safety and security plan. Each section is addressed at length in the White Paper and this summary document shares key take-aways from each section.
The CSG and ESD 112 White Paper provides a framework for developing a more secure K-12 built environment by providing recommendations on how a school district can put together a district-wide facilities safety and security plan.
In 2016 the Washington State Legislature passed ESHB 2380 directing the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to conduct a cost study identifying and analyzing the major sources of potential variations contributing to capital project cost differences, if any, across the state by building type: elementary school, middle school, high school, and skill centers. Educational Service District (ESD) 112’s Construction Services Group (CSG) was engaged to conduct the study.