Multnomah Education Service District

Pooling Professional Expertise for Education

About MESD

2016-17 Adopted Budget

Multnomah Education Service District is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond.  MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon.  MESD's major areas of service include:

  • School Health Services
  • Special Education
  • Alternative Education
  • Technology
  • Outdoor School
  • School Improvement
MESD is governed by a seven-member, elected Board of Directors who serve four-year terms.  Five members are elected from zones and two are elected to at-large positions. Directors are not compensated for their services.
Superintendent & Cabinet
Sam Breyer is the Superintendent; Jim Rose is the Chief Operating Officer; Kathryn Skimas is the Director of Instructional Services; Todd Greaves is the Director of Special Education; Margo Lalich is the Director of School Health Services; Sean Woodard is the Human Resources Director; Doana Anderson is the Director of Business Services; Don Hicks is the Contracts and Risk Manager; Laura Conroy is the Public Information Officer.
As of July 2016, MESD employed 436 staff members.  The largest categories of staff are educational assistants and school nurses.  MESD also employs certified teachers, school administrators, occupational/physical/speech therapists, specialists and support staff.
Component Districts
By Oregon Statute, MESD's primary customers are the eight public school districts in Multnomah County.  The total enrollment (ADMw) of our components districts is approximately 100,000 students.  Component districts include:
Centennial        Corbett      David Douglas      Gresham-Barlow  
Parkrose           Portland     Reynolds               Riverdale
2016-17 MESD Financial Information
2016-17 Revenues (see 2016-17 Adopted Budget, provided by Business Services):

Revenues by Type

Adopted Budget 2016-17

Property Taxes


State School Fund


Less Transits to Districts


Net State School Fund


Local Sources


State Sources


Federal Sources




Subtotal-Revenues by Type


SSF Revenue passed thru to Districts


Interfund Revenues for Debt Services


Interfund Revenues for Workers Comp


Total Revenues – Budgetary Funds


2016-17 Expenditures (see 2016-17 Adopted Budget, provided by Business Services):

Expenditure by Category

Adopted Budget 2016-17

Personnel Costs


Supplies and Services


Capital Outlay


Debt Service


Subtotal – Expenditures by Category


Transit Payments


Interfund Payment for Debt Service


Interfund Payment for Workers Comp


Total Expenditures – Budgetary Funds