IMESD News/Press

Chief Stuart Roberts Honored with Statewide Police Award

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Pendleton Chief of Police Stuart Roberts was recently awarded the Public Service Award from the Oregon Peace Officers Association (OPOA). This award is given to individuals who distinguish themselves and bring credit to the law enforcement profession by highly credible and unusual acts in the performance of public duties; such acts shall significantly rise above the expected norms of police or community service. Roberts was recognized for his work on the School Security Initiative he has spearheaded across eastern Oregon, through an agreement between the IMESD and the Pendleton Police Department.

Roberts received his award on Friday, November 4 at the annual awards banquet of the Oregon Peace Officers Association at the Spirit Mountain Conference Center in Grand Ronde, Oregon. Mark Mulvihill, superintendent of the IMESD, attended the banquet in support of Chief Roberts.

FACT Oregon Provides Workshops for Families

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FACT Oregon is offering two workshops this fall for individuals with disabilities and their families about transitioning to adulthood. The workshops are offered in partnership with the High Desert ESD, but will be streamed live at the InterMountain ESD building in Pendleton. "Preparing for the Transition to Adulthood Series" are FREE for parents and family members and $25 for professionals and others.

The first workshop on  Thursday, October 20 covers guardianship, the ABLE Act and community developmental disability programs. The second workshop on Thursday, November 17 covers vocational rehabilitation services, work incentives and social security. Both workshops are from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.

Community Invited to Health and Education Town Hall

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A broad spectrum of community leaders from Umatilla and Morrow Counties are coming together for the Umatilla Learning Connection Town Hall to talk about improving local health, wellness and education. This event is supported by the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and is only the second town hall of its kind in Oregon. The Town Hall is on Friday, October 14, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Umatilla High School. Flyer (PDF).

IMESD Offers Free Hearing Screenings to Students this Fall

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Again this year, the IMESD will provide free hearing screenings to public elementary school students at area schools this fall.

Hearing screenings are conducted annually by the IMESD’s Audiology Department for public school students in Morrow, Umatilla and Union counties. The program is cooperatively sponsored by our 18 component school districts.