IMESD News/Press

What Parents Need to Know About Ebola and Enterovirus

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As you are likely aware, the Ebola virus and the recent outbreak of the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have been major topics throughout the county. The IMESD understands that parents may have questions about these health issues, and the U.S. Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority have provided a number of informational resources to share with you.

The Promise of Oregon

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The Promise of Oregon has released its teaser! Students from across Oregon participated in this project. The film crew spent a day last spring within our districts. More students from our region will be featured in the full-length video, to be released in November.

“The Promise of Oregon” is a public education support campaign based on two defining principles: Today’s students are Oregon’s greatest natural resource. Accordingly, we as Oregonians must invest in our public schools so the next generation can reach its potential. Join us – our state’s future depends on it!

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2nd Annual Behavioral Health & Education Summit breaks down silos

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More than 450 people will come together to learn how coordinated efforts between schools, social service agencies, healthcare and local organizations can lead to healthier communities during the 2nd annual Behavioral Health & Education Summit at Wildhorse Resort & Casino on Friday, Oct. 10, sponsored by the InterMountain Education Service District (IMESD), Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Inc. (GOBHI), Umatilla County, and local Community Care Organizations.

The free all-day event coincides with Oregon’s Statewide In-Service Day for education, and attendees are coming from all around the state to participate in the day’s workshops. IMESD Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill and GOBHI Chief Executive Officer Kevin Campbell. will deliver the keynote address to kick off the event at 8:30 a.m., and then 18 speakers will facilitate 12 workshops throughout the day, concluding at 3 p.m.