The role of the Douglas Education Service District is to provide services to administrators, teachers, staff and students in our 13 local component school districts. Our mission is to add value to public education so that cooperation among the districts and the ESD results in higher quality, less expensive and more diversified services.
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Education in Douglas County covers a remarkable 5,071 square miles, with rural locales like Camas Valley, Days Creek, and small-town schools like Elkton, North Douglas, Riddle, Glendale, Oakland and Yoncalla. In the county’s center are mid-sized school districts South Umpqua, Winston-Dillard, Glide, Roseburg and Sutherlin.
Douglas ESD administers a number of grants and programs to serve children in Douglas County schools and beyond. Some Douglas ESD programs, such as Regional Services for Orthopedic Impairments and Oregon Technology Access Program, offer services statewide. Others, such as Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education provide programs in Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties. Additional employees in Jackson County provide direct services to preschool children.
The Douglas ESD plays many roles in serving children. These include speech and language services, IT and network support, print services, attendance support, secondary transitions, a complex needs classroom, consulting teachers, media, staff development, data retrieval, programs for hearing and visually impaired students, substitute placement, mental health therapy, leadership training and many more.
Take a look around our website and learn more about what we do. We hope you find what you’re looking. If not, Please don’t hesitate to contact us.
About Education Service Districts
Education Service Districts were created to provide cooperative services to school districts and to support students within our region with cost-effective professional assistance. Our mission is to add value to public education so that cooperation among the districts and the ESD results in higher quality, less expensive and more diversified services.
We strive to give our 13 Douglas County school districts the same types of services available to a Portland, Salem or Eugene school district by working together cooperatively. The local service plan is how we communicate our full range of services to school districts, allowing them an opportunity to review and give the ESD feedback on how we can better serve the districts.
We specialize in four main service areas:
- Special Education Services
- Education Services
- Information Technology Services
- Administrative services including fiscal-business, human resources, substitute, courier, event planning, printing and communications services
Beyond our mission and geographic boundaries of Douglas County, the Douglas ESD serves an even a larger region through several statewide contracts. Those contracted services include:
- Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, administered by the Douglas ESD in Douglas and Jackson counties and the coordinated throughout the five county region of Southern Oregon
- South-Central Early Learning Hub in Douglas, Klamath and Lake counties
- Oregon Technology Access Program, statewide
- Regional and Statewide Services for Students with Orthopedic Impairments, statewide
- Take Root Parenting Hub