IMESD News/Press

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to ORS 294.401, that a meeting of the budget committee of the InterMountain Education Service District will be held on the 17th day of May, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of receiving the budget message and budget document of the district for the fiscal year 2016-2017. The meeting will be held at the InterMountain Education Service District, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, Oregon.

This is a public meeting where deliberations of the budget committee will take place and any person may appear and comment on proposed programs with the budget committee at that time.  A copy of the budget document will be available at 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, Oregon at the time of the meeting.

Mark Mulvihill, Superintendent & Budget Officer

IMESD Awarded Dental Health Grant from The Oregon Community Foundation

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The InterMountain ESD recently received a $70,000 grant from The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) to improve dental health for students in eastern Oregon.

The purpose of the grant is to implement a comprehensive school-based dental health program targeted at low-income students in grades kindergarten through 8th in a three-county region. The counties covered are Umatilla, Morrow and Union.

IMESD Plans Student Technology Expo

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The InterMountain Technology Department is organizing an exciting opportunity this spring for high school students interested in the technology field. STEP stands for Student Technology Expanded Programs. This event will be on April 27, 2016 at the Pendleton Convention Center and it’s FREE.

STEP is an event that will highlight different career paths and skills needed for careers in the technology sector. Students who attend will be introduced to regional businesses that have jobs in the technology field. Plus, there will be hands-on technical activities.

Any high school student in the IMESD’s service area is eligible to be nominated. The deadline was Friday, March 18, 2016, the nomination form is now closed.

Four Eastern Oregon School Districts Receive Major CTE Grants

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On Monday, January 11, the Oregon Department of Education announced on its website the awarding of CTE (Career and Technical Education) Revitalization Grants statewide. Four of the IMESD's school districts were awarded substantial grants:

Elgin School District  $378,000

La Grande School District  $379,852

Morrow County School District  $390,745

Pendleton School District  $390,745