Caption: Michael Martin is Bend-La Pine Schools’ Outstanding Support Person of the Year. Credit: Kimberly Teichrow
From driving buses and maintaining buildings to greeting visitors and serving meals, Bend-La Pine Schools’ 895 classified staff members take on a wide range of tasks in order to support students and schools. This week Bend-La Pine Schools salutes these staff members during National Classified School Employees Week, March 4-8.
“I hope our families and community will join me in celebrating the tremendous contributions our support staff members make for our schools,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “We have an incredible crew of support staff members who are willing to go above and beyond when needed and who provide extraordinary service every day.”
Each year, Bend-La Pine Schools honors one support staff member as Outstanding Support Person of the Year. This year, that staff member is painter Michael Martin, who serves the entire district in the role as painter.
Support Staff by the numbers: