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The Mission of Harney Education Service District Region XVII (HESD) is to assist our component school districts and the State of Oregon in providing excellent and equitable educational opportunities and successful learning environments for all Harney County students. HESD is dedicated to providing leadership in helping to achieve Oregon's education goals and working in partnership with our schools and our community to enhance the healthy development of children and families for today and tomorrow.

HESD is “Committed to Excellence,” and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community. Our goal and responsibility is to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative independent thinker and problem solver.

What's New
Shannon Criss
Harney ESD Selects Shannon Criss for Superintendent
05/01/2019
Harney ESD extends a warm welcome to Shannon Criss, our newly hired superintendent, who will begin her duties in July. Shannon comes to us from the state of Washington and has over 30 years of service in public education. During her career she has been a teacher, coach, mentor, administrator, director, superintendent and champion for all students.
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Requesting by Genre
03/12/2019
Doing an upcoming study on presidents, hippopotami, bugs, bones, zoos, the ocean, or something else? Feel free to request library books to be couriered right to your school! Many teachers will remember being able to place orders for their materials and now, they can do it again!
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Social Studies
Curriculum Adoption Materials Will Be at Harney ESD from January 2-February 15, 2019
12/17/2018
The social studies textbook adoption is upon us! Superintendents, principals, teachers and other educators are invited to view the social science curricula, committee comments, etc. at Harney ESD beginning January 2 and ending February 15. Please call Janet at 541-573-4822 for a viewing appointment.
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   HESD Offices Closed
   Jul 24 2019
   OSBA Board Training
   Aug 07 2019 at 04:00 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Aug 14 2019 at 01:30 PM
   Rural Inservice
   Aug 15 2019 at 09:00 AM
   HESD Staff Welcome Back! Meeting
   Aug 20 2019