Upcoming Events

Mon., Aug. 10, 2015

In ESD News

Promise Grows in the Umpqua Valley, vol. 1, no. 3

In this third edition of our local version of the Promise of Oregon campaign, we visit Days Creek and Camas Valley charter schools to see the promise growing in our small county schools.

Agency seeking three SPED specialists for coming school year

We're hiring! Three specialists are needed to work with youth in Southern Oregon for the upcoming school year. The Douglas Education Service District has immediate openings for a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist and a school psychologist.

Specialists in these positions play pivotal roles to help break down and remove barriers to education for students with disabilities.


2015 PartnerSports Camp Daily Schedule of Activities

The Douglas ESD/YMCA 2015 PartnerSports Camp begins this morning and will run for the next two weeks (not including Fridays). Parents wishing to see a full schedule may download the schedule HERE.

Here’s the schedule for July 21, 2015:

SUPERINTENDENT: Resources for talking with children about grief, death


It has been a tragic two months in Douglas County with the death of seven children and young adults. When summer time is supposed to be a time for fun and relaxation, it is terrible indeed for families and our communities to endure such events.

Cow Creek foundation grant expands parent education opportunities in Douglas County

More Douglas County families will be able to benefit from parenting education opportunities, thanks to a grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to the Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition.

The foundation awarded $7,500 to the Parenting Hub on June 23. The money will be used to implement parenting education programming throughout Douglas County in the 2015-16 school year.

Summertime schedule begins

Through Aug. 10, Douglas ESD hours to the public are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Some departments may be working on Friday, though the office is closed that day. Stay hydrated, apply that sunscreen and have a great summer! We look forward soon to gearing up for another great academic year.