About Us

About Us

What is NWRDC?

The Northwest Regional Data Center is one of seven statewide regional data centers and is located in Everett, Washington. It is part of the Northwest Educational Service District (NWESD) located in Anacortes, WA. NWRDC provides training and support for the Skyward Student and Business (Finance, Human Resources, and Payroll) Information Systems. In addition, it operates a fee-for-service Print Shop and provides Contract Business Services to districts.

NWRDC Highlights

Serves Seven Counties: Island, King, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom.
Completing its partner members: NWESD, PSESD 121 and the WSIPC Business Office.

Our Mission

Providing quality information services to Washington State school districts and private schools.

Service Area

The NWRDC services school districts from the Canadian border to the San Juan Islands and south into Pierce County.  NWRDC is the largest of the seven regional data centers.

Governance and Staff

The NWRDC is part of Northwest ESD 189 and governed by their Board policies. In addition, the Advisory Board is comprised of the member superintendents who nominate and elect a five member Executive Committee that helps set direction and recommends the annual FTE fee paid by the membership. The Executive Committee meets a maximum of five times during the school year at the Everett site. Agendas are sent to all superintendents prior to the meetings. The meetings are open, and if attending, please contact Lynn Roediger, NWRDC Director to assure materials and seating are available, 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Funding

The NWRDC is supported through members' FTE fees, with 98 percent of its annual income based on these fees plus 2 percent coming from special projects. The Print Shop, which opened in May 2007, has been developed as a fee for service opportunity with only those districts utilizing the service paying for it.