Bend-La Pine Schools’ 1,083 classified staff members clean buildings, cook and serve meals, drive buses, greet families, support students in the classroom and so much more. This week Bend-La Pine Schools salutes all of our support staff members during National Classified School Employees Week, March 2-6.
“Our support staff members provide extraordinary service every day and we want to take time to appreciate all they do for our students and schools,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson.
Each year, Bend-La Pine Schools honors one support staff member as Outstanding Support Person of the Year. This year, that staff member is Debbie VanVliet, kitchen supervisor at Pacific Crest Middle School. She takes time to learn every student’s name and is known for her exceptional work ethic.
Support Staff by the numbers: