2017 Snow Storm

February 2, 2017

Three weeks ago, while helping to make breakfast for staff at one of our middle schools, I was pulled aside by a member of my executive team. He told me that he had just received word of a possible roof collapse at one of our elementary school gyms.

I hope that the following account of what we did next, and through the following weeks, will serve as a historical record for the leaders who will succeed me in the decades to come, a chronicle of events and a path forward.

It is my hope that our readiness, response and recovery may be used by Bend-La Pine Schools and other school districts as model lessons for critical self-reflection on appropriate, proactive response to extreme weather events, like the 100-year snow storm our community has just endured.

Respectfully submitted,

Shay Mikalson
Superintendent, Bend-La Pine Schools

  • La Pine High School Snow Removal

    La Pine High School Snow Removal

  • La Pine High School Snow Removal

    La Pine High School Snow Removal

  • RE Jewell Elementary School Snow Removal

    RE Jewell Elementary School Snow Removal

  • Education Center Snow Removal

    Education Center Snow Removal

  • Sky View Middle School icicles

    Sky View Middle School icicles

  • La Pine High School Snow Removal

    La Pine High School Snow Removal

  • Westside Village Magnet principal Wendy Winchel Removing Snow

    Westside Village Magnet principal Wendy Winchel Removing Snow

  • High Desert Middle School School Snow Removal

    High Desert Middle School School Snow Removal

  • La Pine High School Snow Removal

    La Pine High School Snow Removal

  • Highland Magnet at Kenwood School Snow Removal

    Highland Magnet at Kenwood School Snow Removal

  • La Pine High School Snow Removal

    La Pine High School Snow Removal

  • Education Center Snow Removal

    Education Center Snow Removal