About 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.

Fast Facts: 450 employees, 50 locations, 150 programs, all Kansas USDs served

What does Greenbush do?

Student ServicesProfessional DevelopmentBusiness & Infrastructure
  • Audiology
  • Blended (Distance) Learning
  • Low-Incidence Special Education
  • Migrant Education
  • Online & Alternative Schools
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Ropes Course & Team-Building
  • Special Day Schools
  • Speech-Language Therapy
  • Spring Break & Summer Camps
  • STEM Instruction
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Teletherapy
  • tiny-K Infant-Toddler Networks
  • Behavioral & Social-Emotional Supports Consortium
  • CTE Support & Perkins Consortium
  • Educational Technology Integration
  • ESOL/Title III Support
  • Building and District Leadership Development
  • School Improvement Services
  • Superintendent Forums
  • Workshops for Teachers, Administrators, Counselors, & Maintenance Professionals
  • Budgeting & Accounting
  • Cooperative Purchasing & Procurement
  • Corporate Retreats & Team-Building
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Grant Writing
  • Health Insurance
  • Medicaid Billing
  • Print Shop (The Print Place)
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Technology Services
  • Transportation Consulting

History

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.