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Improving student outcomes with excellence, equity, and efficiency.

The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) links school districts in Central Oregon to state and national education resources. Our programs help districts minimize duplication of services, preserve their local budgets and receive special programs that might otherwise be unavailable to them.

What types of services do we provide?

We work with our region’s school districts and community partners to provide services for students, families, and educators in these four main categories:

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Children with Special Needs

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School Success


Administrative Services


Information Services

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Snapshot of Programs/Services

HDESD is seeking candidates interested in filling two elected board positions beginning on July 1, 2024.  Applicants must reside within the boundaries of HDESD for at least one year prior to appointment and be electors within the HDESD.  The following positions are open.

 Bend-La Pine Schools Representative – 1 position – Term 7/1/2024-6/30/2028 – Must reside within the Bend-La Pine School District
Sisters School District Representative – 1 position – Term 7/1/2024-6/30/2028 – Must reside within the Sisters School District

Interested applicants can download the application here. Applications must be received no later than April 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

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Legal Notice

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the High Desert Education Service District, Deschutes County, State of Oregon, will be held on the 16th day of April 2024 at 5:30 P.M at 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message; this is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 17 th at 2804 SW Sixth Street, Redmond, Oregon 97756 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. A copy of this notice can be found at HDESD.org

Our Vision

Be a state leader in providing quality services to schools, children and families

Our Mission

Improve student outcomes with Excellence, Equity and Efficiency

Our Motto

Together, Engaging Students to Succeed

Latest News

Meet Randy James, substitute teacher

Meet Randy James, substitute teacher

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher?  Career transition and boredom! In January of 2023, I exited a high pace/high stress startup. It felt like a time to step back and look broadly at what the next steps were for me. As a son of an educator family,...

Meet substitute teacher, Kendra McCamey

Meet substitute teacher, Kendra McCamey

What inspired you to become a substitute teacher? Finding a job that was flexible around my children.  I stayed home for 10 years to raise them so this has been such a great way to get back into the workforce.  My passion is children and teaching them so what better...

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Students are Oregon’s greatest natural resource, and we must invest in their education. High Desert ESD is keeping the Promise of Oregon. To learn more, visit: promiseoregon.org

The Oregon School Boards Association, a member services organization based in Salem, founded “The Promise of Oregon” campaign in 2014 to focus attention on the accomplishments of Oregon’s kindergarten-14 students and the need to adequately fund public education.

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SafeOregon is a program created for Oregon students, parents, school staff, community members and law enforcement officers to report and respond to student safety threats.

Call or Text: 844-472-3367

What types of services do we provide?

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Services for Children with Special Needs

We partner with local school districts to provide services to families and students who are at risk or have special educational needs.

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School Success Services

We provide consultation, on-site and regional professional development, consortia, grant projects, and student programs.

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Administrative Services

We support business, administrative and operational functions for HDESD and partner school districts. Other services are also available to support home and alternative learning.

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Information Services

We offer a wide range of information technology and instructional support services to both HDESD and school district staff.

Our Central Oregon School District Partners

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We also partner with:

  • Jefferson County 509J School District
  • Black Butte School District
  • Culver School District
  • North Central Counties School District
  • Harney Education Service District


  • Jefferson Education Service District
  • Grant Education Service District
  • Lake Education Service District
  • Southern Oregon Education Service District
  • Umatilla/Morrow Education Service District