Community Invited to Apply for Vacant Board Seat

Info Session Oct. 6; Applications Due Oct. 11

Article Date: Oct 03, 2022

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Bend-La Pine Schools’ Board of Directors invites interested community members to learn more about what it’s like to serve on the school board during an upcoming informational session. The event is set to take place at the Hutchinson Room at Deschutes Public Library’s Downtown Bend branch on Thursday, October 6 at 6 p.m.

Board Chair Melissa Barnes Dholakia will share information about the roles and responsibilities of being a board member, the time commitment involved and answer questions from attendees.

Interested community members can apply to serve on the board, as the Board of Directors is seeking to fill a vacant seat, Zone 7 at-large. Applicants must reside within a Deschutes County voting precinct, have resided within a Deschutes County voting precinct for at least one year, reside within Bend-La Pine Schools’ attendance area and be registered to vote.

Applications are due October 11 at 4 p.m. Visit the Board of Directors’ webpage for details on how to apply (applicants must share a resume, residency attestation form from the webpage and a letter of interest following the prompt on the website.)

Finalists will be selected Nov. 8 and a final appointee will be sworn in Dec. 13. The individual will be appointed to serve through June 20, 2023 (the appointee may choose to file for the May 2023 election.)

If additional accommodations are needed to access this information session, please contact Bend-La Pine Schools at 541-355-1000, at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled date.