Welcome to InterMountain ESD

Cultivating Connections

Service - Quality - Outreach - Responsive - Dedicated - Collaborative - Strategic

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.

Working During COVID-19: Migrant Education Program

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Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about the ways people work. For the IMESD’s Migrant Education Program employees, this has meant different ways to communicate with and engage students and families. The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is a federally funded program that provides supplemental education and support services to eligible migrant children to help them overcome the educational disruptions and disadvantages they face. Many of these families are dual language speakers.

Congratulations InterMountain 2021 Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year!

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The IMESD is proud to announce the 2021 winner is JD Cant, Agriculture Teacher at Imbler High School!

Imbler School District held a virtual assembly early this morning to announce Cant as the winner. Cant wins a $500 cash prize and is in the running for Oregon’s 2021 Teacher of the Year – to be announced this fall.

“JD takes time to connect with each student and identify the student’s strengths and weaknesses. He is a wonderful mentor. JD finds a way to serve ALL students in our district,” said Angie Lakey-Campbell, Imbler School District superintendent.

Working During COVID-19: IT Department

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This article is part of a new series about how IMESD Departments have adapted their work during the COVID-19 emergency.

Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about the ways people work. Millions more people working from home means increased technology needs. What does this mean for an IT Department in Eastern Oregon?

SEM: Strategic Energy Management

IMESD has been working hard to conserve energy this year. We have saved 51,684 kilowatt-hours of electricity which is equivalent to:

4,660,370 number of smart phones charged

6.4 homes' electricity use for one year

7.8 passenger vehicles driven for one year

This project is still in the early stages and we can't wait to share more with you.

For more information on Strategic Energy Management in Oregon