BEND, OR -- The Bend-La Pine School board named Shay Mikalson as the top candidate for Superintendent, at Tuesday night's meeting. Mikalson is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Programs, and has been with the district since 2012. He has nine years of administrative experience, including two years as the superintendent of the Redmond School district.
According to Bend-La Pine district officials, the board will begin the background check process and initiate contract negotiations in the next few days. Ron Wilkinson announced last year that he will retire at the end of June, after seven years as superintendent.