School Board

School Board Information

“Being a school board member is a powerful way to serve our community and local students. We want to empower anyone with an interest in service to run and would like to see our board reflect the diversity found in our community and schools” - Carrie Douglass, Board Chair

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Open Seats

Four seats on the Board of Directors will be up for election in May. These include:

  • Zone 1 – currently held by Caroline Skidmore / candidates must reside and be a registered voter in precincts 1, 3, 7, 8, 27, 35, 47 or 49
  • Zone 2 – currently held by Julie Craig / candidates must reside and be a registered voter in precincts 6, 11, 12, 13, 20, 26, 37, 41 or 46
  • Zone 4 – currently held by Stuart Young / candidates must reside and be a registered voter in precincts 16, 23, 24, 38, 39, 40 or 50
  • Zone 7 – currently held by Carrie Douglass / this is an at large seat, candidates must reside in the Bend-La Pine Schools attendance area, reside and be a registered voter within a Deschutes County voting precinct

Click on the images below to see precinct information:

Board Goals

The Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors are focused on policies about student achievement and creating exceptional schools. With that aim, the board is using a policy governance model to target specific results or "ends." The board members are focused on broad goals — including what Bend-La Pine Schools graduates should know and be able to do.

The board members communicate their overall goals and what they expect to be accomplished to the superintendent. How these "ends" are achieved is left up to the district's professional staff. By delegating and directing the superintendent, the board is able to focus on more broad issues while evaluating the end results. The current Board Ends are:

  1. Students develop a strong academic foundation
  2. Students are engaged
  3. Students have a passion, purpose, and plan for their future
  4. Staffing reflects the diversity of students and families

Key Dates

  • February 8 – Bend-La Pine School Board Interest meeting: English 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Spanish 7-8 p.m.
  • February 12 – Bend-La Pine School Board Interest meeting English noon to 1 p.m.
  • March 18 – Candidate filing deadline
  • May 18 – Election day
  • July 1 - New term begins for board members

Additional Resources

Deschutes County Election Info and Maps

Oregon School Board Association (OSBA) Resources

This statewide group offers a variety of resources for those considering running for school board.

May 18, 2021 Special Election Candidate Filings

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