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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
Inservice 2019
Let the Adventure Begin!
Rural teachers from Diamond, Drewsey, Double O, Frenchglen, Pine Creek, South Harney and Suntex began the new school year by attending an inservice for rural teachers hosted by Harney ESD. "Let the Adventure Begin!" was the theme of the day, and the teachers enthusiastically lived up these words as they prepared for the start of the year.
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Shannon Criss
Harney ESD Selects Shannon Criss for Superintendent
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
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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   Rural Health Fair at Crane
   Sep 18 2019
   Integration of Art & Science Workshop
   Sep 20 2019 at 08:30 AM
   Local Service Plan Meeting
   Sep 26 2019 at 05:00 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Oct 09 2019 at 01:30 PM
   OSBA Fall Regional Meeting
   Oct 15 2019 at 05:30 PM