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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.



Superintendent's Monday Morning Thoughts

ODE Operational Blueprint Management Plan 
COVID-19 Resources 
 Superintendent July Letter to the Editor

Superintendent's Message, June 2020

 Resources for Parents for Teaching at Home
Harney ESD 
Double O Online Board Meeting 
 Drewsey Online Board Meeting
Frenchglen Online Board Meeting via Zoom 
 Pine Creek Online Board Meeting
Coronavirus, Harney County Health Office 
 Coronavirus, OR Health Authority
Coronavirus Updates, Oregon.gov 
 Coronavirus Disease, CDC
John Hopkins University COVID-19 Map 

 Newsletter, Spring 2020

Newsletter, Winter 2020

Newsletter, Fall 2019

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Harney Education Service District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination and title IX policies:

Name and/or Title - Shannon Criss, Superintendent
Address - 25 Fairview Heights Loop, PO Box 460, Burns, OR 97720
Telephone No.  - 541-573-2122



What's New
The PUC Would Like to Hear From You
The Oregon Public Utility Commission (PUC) has launched a survey to learn what Oregon residents think of available telecommunications services. Residential telephone and cellular service customers are encouraged to take this survey to provide input about the quality of service received and whether there is access to appropriate telecommunications services for individuals and communities to thrive.
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Thank You
Teacher and School Staff Appreciation Week
May 4-8 is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to all who do so much for the children of Harney County!
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Pinwheel Gardens
Pinwheel Gardens are Popping Up!
April is Childhood Abuse Awareness Month and Pinwheel Gardens can be seen throughout Harney County. Put into place by the Frontier Oregon Parent Education Hub, pinwheels are a symbol of the happy, uplifting and carefree childhood we want for all children.
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Upcoming Events

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   HESD Board Meeting
   Oct 14 2020 at 01:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Nov 11 2020 at 01:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Dec 09 2020 at 01:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Jan 13 2021 at 01:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Feb 10 2021 at 01:30 PM