All Schools Reopen Friday, Jan. 20

Snow Removal Efforts Continue at Several Schools

Article Date: Jan 19, 2017

“I am sure that I join our parents and students in celebrating that we will be back in class tomorrow, Friday, January 20 – following our multiple day closure,” said Superintendent of Bend-La Pine Schools, Shay Mikalson. “I have said it before, but it begs repeating, our community is amazing and I am so humbled by all of their support.”

Mikalson said that the four schools that were closed today to allow for snow to be removed from their rooftops and around their properties, Elk Meadow, Pine Ridge and W.E. Miller elementary and Pilot Butte middle schools will reopen on Friday, January 20.

Crews will continue work throughout the night at W.E. Miller and Elk Meadow elementary schools. Clean-up work will also continue at these two school sites on Friday.

Mikalson thanked more than 150 staff members, contractors, and all of those who worked behind the scenes for working tirelessly for days to remove record-setting amounts of snow that was moved from our rooftops and school sites to ensure students could get back into their schools this week.