BEND, OR -- 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. An informational session is set to take place at the Hutchinson Room at Deschutes Public Library’s Downtown Bend branch on Thursday at 6 pm.
Board Chair Melissa Barnes-Dholakia says they are looking for applicants within the Bend-La Pine School district, “We are now looking for interested community members to be appointed to serve for the remainder of the term which will run through June 30th 2023. This will be a chance for me to share a little bit about our district. As well as the joint goals that our board and district leadership has agreed to. So, the people will understand what the work is that the district and board is doing.”
She says the latest opening received a lot of applications, “I expect this to be back to the normal as in terms to an appointment cycle. Remember, this person is only appointed through the remainder of that term. So, if they sought to be a board member moving forward, they too would have to be elected in the May election.”
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.
School Board member applications are being accepted until October 11th.