January is School Board Appreciation Month
Bend-La Pine Schools celebrates seven volunteer members of the Board of Directors
Every month seven community members dedicate countless hours of their time to support Bend-La Pine Schools’ students and create the best schools possible for all students by serving on the district’s Board of Directors. January is School Board Appreciation Month and Bend-La Pine Schools staff and students recognize these members for their commitment and dedication.
“I want to acknowledge the hard work of these volunteers who serve to make our schools better every day,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “I am grateful to work alongside these community members and am inspired by the tremendous passion they each have for serving our students and schools.”
Bend-La Pine Schools’ Board of Directors are: Julie Craig, Carrie Douglass, Ron Gallinat, Cheri Helt, Andy High, Peggy Kinkade and Dr. Stuart Young.
The seven volunteer board members spend many hours reviewing budgets, education initiatives and policies as well as attending board meetings twice a month and attending numerous school events and activities throughout the year.