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What Is Greenbush?

What is Greenbush? 

Greenbush serves learners of all ages by working with schools, communities, and agencies statewide to ensure equal educational opportunities for all. 

Greenbush was established in 1976 to help schools accomplish more by working together. Formed as Interlocal No. 609 and legally known as Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Greenbush has all the rights and privileges of a school district except the power to levy taxes. 

Greenbush offers a wide variety of services, with partners paying only for what they need. This entrepreneurial approach has led to more than 40 years of growth and innovation. 

Greenbush team members operate out of campuses in Girard, Lawrence, and Topeka, in addition to smaller offices located throughout Kansas.

Fun Fact:

450 Employees

50 Locations

150 Programs

All Kansas USDs Served


Click here to experience the history of Greenbush through an interactive timeline.

Soon after the founding of the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center in 1976, it was nicknamed Greenbush after the tiny, unincorporated town in which it is located. The main building, or Dave DeMoss Center for Learning, was originally known as Greenbush Elementary School, and was part of USD 248 Girard. When it closed in December 1975, the district offered the building to the service center, which had been housed in a mobile home on the parking lot of Erie High School. At the time, there were three employees: Dave DeMoss, Janet Perron, and Peggy Shepard. Over time, Greenbush became known statewide for innovation, efficiency and effectiveness as programs grew and the number of services offered increased. Today more than 450 people all the way from Garden City to Galena are members of the Greenbush family.