About Us

At the core of every Greenbush service is the uncompromising belief that every learner, regardless of age or geographic location, deserves equal educational opportunities.
Greenbush offers programs that are otherwise unavailable, unaffordable, or just more effective and efficient through a cooperative effort.  By forming consortiums, we allow school districts to pool resources to stretch funding even further.  Whether the need is for office supplies, professional development, or technical support, a consortium means increased purchasing power and more bang for the buck.  Greenbush forms partnerships with agencies, businesses, and universities to further resources and personnel.
Greenbush is classified as Interlocal No. 609.  We have all the rights and privileges of a school district, except the power to levy taxes.  Earning competitive grants, private charitable donations, and providing services to member agencies is important to our mission.  We are only as good as the last Greenbush service delivered.  The need for accountability means those served are assured of consistent quality, efficiency, and value.
From early intervention programs for infants to community learning centers devoted to adult education, we foster academic success in those we serve and support educators who are committed to doing the same.

History

Since the Education Service Center (ESC) began 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 ESC, 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.
Now, with more than 500 employees, Greenbush offers programs that are otherwise unavailable, unaffordable, or just more effective and efficient through a cooperative effort. By forming consortiums, Greenbush allows districts to pool resources to stretch funding even further. Whether the need is for office supplies, professional training, or technical support, a consortium means increased purchasing power and more bang for the buck. Greenbush forms partnerships with agencies, businesses, and universities to further resources and personnel. Earning competitive grants, private charitable donations, and providing services to member agencies is important to the mission. In other words, Greenbush is only as good as the last program delivered. The need for accountability means those served are assured of consistent quality, efficiency, and value.