It’s another budget challenge, and more job losses are predicted. The High Desert Education Service District (ESD) is planning a budget for the next fiscal year that mirrors the tough economic times were are experiencing. The agency serves school districts in Deschutes and Crook counties. According to an article in the Bulletin, the ESD’s planned budget would cut several positions and assumes the remaining staff will not receive any cost-of-living increases. The ESD handles many services for local school districts ranging from special ed to early education classes, and legal representation.