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Providing data driven and equitable opportunities for successful learning


Enhancing the healthy development of the whole child from cradle to college





Superintendent's Monday Morning Thoughts

Sue & Jill 

 Best Wishes and Sad Goodbyes

 Sue Herringshaw is moving to Idaho and Jill Muilenburg is retiring in June. These ladies have been such a big part of Harney ESD and will be sorely missed. We wish them the best for their new adventures. Harney ESD would also like to thank Pat Sharp, board member, for all her years of service to the community. Thanks, all of you, you have served well!
ODE Operational Blueprint Management Plan 
COVID-19 Resources 
Superintendent October Guest Editorial 
 Superintendent July Letter to the Editor

Superintendent's Message, June 2020

 Resources for Parents for Teaching at Home
Harney ESD 
COVID-19 Exclusion Summary Guidance for K-12 Schools 
OHA School Metrics Data 
Coronavirus, Harney County Health Office 
 Coronavirus, OR Health Authority
Coronavirus Updates, Oregon.gov 
 Coronavirus Disease, CDC
John Hopkins University COVID-19 Map 


 Newsletter, Spring 2021
Newsletter, Winter 2021 
 Newsletter, Fall 2020
 Newsletter, Spring 2020

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office number is 541-573-2122.

Title IX Training


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
Fair in the Field
Fair in the Field
In April, Harney ESD, along with High Desert Partnership, OMSI and GO-STEM, presented an outdoor activity called Fair in the Field. The event was held at the Owens Farm hay field and shop area.
Read More about Fair in the Field
Boss of the Year
Shannon Criss, HESD Superintendent, is Harney County's 2021 Boss of the Year
The employees of Harney ESD were unanimous in submitting Superintendent Shannon Criss' name for the annual Chamber of Commerce award of Boss of the Year. Shannon's nomination was also fully supported and encouraged by our Board of Directors. The award was announced as a surprise to Shannon at this month's board meeting. Many family members tuned in remotely to witness the announcement. There will also be a celebration at the Chamber of Commerce's Community Center on January 23 at 4:00 p.m. Congratulations, Shannon, for this well-deserved honor!
Read More about Shannon Criss, HESD Superintendent, is Harney County's 2021 Boss of the Year
Carlee Stutz
Meet Harney ESD's Newest Employee
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ms. Carlee Stutz to the ESD team! Carlee is our Student Investment Account Student Engagement and Technical Assistance Advisor.
Read More about Meet Harney ESD's Newest Employee

Upcoming Events

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   Crane High School Graduation
   May 22 2021 at 03:00 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Jun 09 2021 at 03:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Jul 14 2021 at 03:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Aug 11 2021 at 03:30 PM
   HESD Board Meeting
   Sep 08 2021 at 03:30 PM