community members make up the Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors.
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.
It is the board’s role to set policy, develop clear expectations for results, and to evaluate progress. The board has empowered the district leadership team, led by the superintendent, to carry out the district’s daily operations in alignment with policies and expectations, to pursue short- and long-term goals, and to resolve issues that arise along the way. This allows the board to maintain a system-wide focus and supports an appropriate distinction between policy and administration.
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. Board members also share their direct phone numbers
for personal conversations, and 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. In addition to the Listening Post, you can contact board members by phone.
Learn more about Caroline Skidmore
Learn more about Julie Craig
Learn more about Shimiko Montgomery
Dr. Stuart Young
Learn more about Dr. Stuart Young
Learn more about Amy Tatom
Melissa Barnes Dholakia
Learn more about Melissa Barnes Dholakia
Learn more about Carrie Douglass
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.'