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Upcoming meetings of the MESD Board: The next regular meeting of the Board will be on Tuesday, 4/15/14 at 6:00 p.m. and will be preceded by an Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. The Board Goals Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on 4/9/14; Legislative Committee will meet at 4:30 on 4/15/14. All meetings are held at 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle, Portland, Oregon 97220.

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News and Events
April 14 - 28, 2014

Program and Service Updates:

Child Health Insurance Sign-Up Events: MESD's Child Health Insurance Access Program will be at the Kaiser Rockwood Clinic on April 15 and 23 to assist families with the Cover Oregon application for US citizens and Permanent Residents and with the Kaiser Child Health Program application for undocumented children. Click here for more information.

The wonderful folks at Abby's Closet again opened up their doors early so that students from MESD's Transition Classroom could have their pick of gowns to wear to the Prom on May 9th. The short video above was taken on Friday, April 4th at the Abby's Closet event at the Oregon Convention Center.

Multnomah ESD provides educational services to the young women incarcerated at the Oak Creek Correctional Facility in Albany, Oregon. Creating a real high school in a correctional setting can be challenging - watch this video to see how MESD's teachers and OYA staff have collaborated on a model program. To see other videos of MESD programs, click here.

Budget Committee takes first step toward 2014-15: At their meeting on March 11th, the MESD Budget Committee approved the 2014-15 Proposed Budget. Here's the MESD 2014-15 Proposed Budget Document

MESD staff gather accolades for kindness, support: Staff recognition for March, 2014. For MESD here to access our "Above and Beyond" nomination form.

Check out MESD's Project LAUNCH partner "211 Family Info." Click on the logo below to locate all kinds of services for families and children:

MESD is one of five ESDs providing Oregon Educator Professional Development Certification services for the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission.
Go to the TSPC site to learn more...


Common Core Solutions: MESD's School Improvement Program has created versatile and easily navigated tool for understanding the Common Core. Go there now...

Resources for teachers: A site created by MESD Special Education Teacher Brett Bigham with free dowloads of simple, easy to use worksheets, coloring pages and more. Go there now...

Explore Portland: Using these family-friendly guidebooks, children with disabilities can enjoy Portland's sites and attractions. Thanks to Special Education Teacher Brett Bigham for creating this wonderful resource. Go there now...

MESD is committed to outstanding customer service. If you have a concern or want to acknowledge the good work of our staff or programs, please contact Superintendent Barbara Jorgensen at


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