The Education Service Agencies (ESA) began as a vehicle to better deliver services to schools. In the spring of 2004, seven regional agencies were selected from proposals submitted to the Department of Education. Each agency is responsible for providing services to regional school districts, and serve as a resource for schools.

Since 2004, Region 3 Education Service Agency has been serving the districts in the south central region of South Dakota.  The missino of the Region 3 ESA is to provide Service for Solutions and Success.


Services provided to Mid Central Schools:

  • Data Days
  • Statistical Profile Development
  • Consolidated Application Writing

Fee for Service Activities which are available to any school:

  • School-Wide Professional Development
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • DIBELS Next Transition Workshops
  • Smart and Promethean Board Training
  • Book Study Facilitation
  • New Teacher Mentoring

DOE Sponsored Activities:

  • Common Core State Standards Training
  • Standards in Practice
  • Project Based Learning
  • Literacy Integration
  • Infinite Campus
  • Standards of Mathematical Practice
  • South Dakota Assessment Portal (SDAP)
  • South Dakota Special Education Community of Practice

Grants and Activities Sponsored by Other Organzations:

  • Title III
  • South Dakota Counts
  • DIBELS Next Transition Training sponsored by State RTI

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