Welcome to InterMountain ESD

Scaling New Heights of Excellence

The IMESD is committed to working with school districts to implement programs and services to make every student successful, provide high quality teaching and develop long-term economic vitality for rural communities in eastern Oregon. The IMESD has served the students of this region since 1863.

Chronic Absenteeism: In Our Region

Chronic Absenteeism LogoThe definition of absenteeism is chronic absence from school. Principals, teachers and school staff know that when students are not in school, their learning is adversely impacted. Chronic absenteeism is defined by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) as students missing 10% of more of the school year.