Community Members Invited to Apply to Board

Applications for Open Seat Due Feb. 9

Article Date: Jan 25, 2017

Update: Summary of Board Interest Meeting that took place Feb. 2

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a member of the school board? Bend-La Pine Schools’ Board of Directors members will host two information sessions to answer questions from those interested in serving as part of the board. The information sessions take place Thursday, Feb. 2 from 8 to 9 a.m. and again from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Education Center, 520 NW Wall St., Bend.

Board members will answer questions related to the time commitment involved, the type of decisions the board makes and details about how to apply for a current vacancy for Zone 7 (At Large). Applications for the open position are due Feb. 9.

“Being a member of the school board is a meaningful way to serve our students and schools and I hope to encourage more individuals to consider it,” said Board Chair Peggy Kinkade.

Board members will appoint a new member, who will then have to run in the upcoming May election to serve a four-year term. Three additional board seats will also be up for election in May.

More About the Open Seat

The Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants to fill the remaining term of the unexpired Zone 7 position. Zone 7 is an At Large seat. Applicants must:

  • Reside within a Deschutes County voting precinct
  • Reside within the Bend-La Pine Schools attendance area
  • Have been a resident of a Deschutes County voting precinct for at least one year
  • Be a registered voter in a Deschutes County voting precinct

The appointed director shall serve until June 30, 2017. The appointee may choose to file for election in the Spring of 2017 (filing deadline is March 16) for the May 2017 general election. The term length for Zone 7 is 4 years.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, and letter of interest explaining why and how they can make a contribution to the district and the Board, and submit to:

Bend-La Pine Schools
Superintendent’s Office
Attn: Andrea Wilson
520 NW Wall Street, Room 322
Bend, OR 97703
Or via email to: [email protected]

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Deadline for submission is February 9 by 4 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Board Chair, Peggy Kinkade at [email protected]

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