community members make up the Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors. Board members are elected by voters community-wide and represent the entire school district; however, they must reside in one of five zones or be elected as At-Large. Registered voters elect board members for terms of four years. The
school board has governance responsibilities in four areas: vision, accountability, policy and advocacy. The
school board believes that effective public school education must be
directed toward common needs of all children and must also consider the
unique differences and needs of individual children.
you would like to bring positive feedback, questions or concerns to the
school board’s attention, there are a variety of ways your voice can be
heard. You can attend a school board meeting and share your thoughts
during the public comment section of the meeting. You can submit a message to the school board’s
Listening Post, which is an electronic communication directly to the full board and superintendent. You can always send a letter to the
school board at 520 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon, 97703. The school board
is committed to open governance and transparent communication that
includes listening to stakeholders, students, staff, parents/families
and community members.
engagement is a vital part of our school district’s success. Community
members who have feedback or concerns for the school district (regarding
operations) or school board (regarding policy) are encouraged to
contact the person closest to the situation first to have their issue
addressed most effectively and efficiently.
Find board agendas, supplemental information or minutes of board meetings in the District Meetings Library.
Review the District Calendar to find dates and times of upcoming board meetings.
Submit a message to the school board's Listening Post, which is an electronic communication directly to the full board and superintendent.
Zone 1: Carrie McPherson Douglass
Learn more about Carrie McPherson Douglass
Zone 2: Marcus LeGrand, Board Vice Chair
Learn more about Marcus LeGrand
Zone 3: Shimiko Montgomery
Learn more about Shimiko Montgomery
Zone 4: Shirley Olson
Learn more about Shirley Olson
Zone 5: Amy Tatom
Learn more about Amy Tatom
Zone 6: Melissa Barnes Dholakia, Board Chair
Learn more about Melissa Barnes Dholakia
Zone 7: Kina Chadwick