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.
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.
Bend-La Pine Schools is now seeking applicants to join its Budget Committee beginning in February 2022. The committee, which includes the seven elected members of the Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors and seven members of the community, currently has three openings. The committee works with district staff to review and approve the school district's budget each year.
Members of the committee typically serve three-year terms and are asked to participate in a few meetings during the spring of each school year to review the proposed budget.
Applications for the volunteers positions are due Friday, January 21, 2022. Members must live within the school district, be registered to vote and cannot be current employees or agents for Bend-La Pine Schools.
To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume via email to Janet Bojanowski or via mail to: Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors, Attn: Janet Bojanowski, 520 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97703.
For additional information, contact 541-355-1000.
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.
Carrie McPherson Douglass
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Janet Sarai Llerandi Gonzalez
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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.'