Historic Investment


Unveiling Our Strategic Investment Plan


At the Feb. 11, 2020 Board of Directors meeting, Superintendent Shay Mikalson shared Bend-La Pine Schools’ Strategic Investment Plan with the board members.

Built on six months of conversations with staff, community members, families and students, as well our Comprehensive Plan, Bend-La Pine Schools’ Strategic Investment Plan outlines our plans to invest approximately $18 million in additional funding from the state of Oregon. Through the Strategic Investment Plan, we will hire more than 125 new staff members focused on three strategic priorities:

  • supporting students’ health and safety,
  • reducing class size,
  • and increasing access to a well-rounded education.

The Board of Directors will discuss the plan during the March 10 meetings.

Learn more at our Strategic Investment Plan webpage

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Listening and Learning from Our Families, Students, and Staff

Screen Shot 2019-12-27 at 11.34.54 PM.pngBend-La Pine Schools invites all members of the Bend-La Pine community to dive into the newly-released Excellence & Equity Review. This effort, which included 36 listening sessions with families and students, staff feedback, results from a family survey and more, is a big swing with a big goal: to gain a deeper understanding of students’ and families’ experiences in our schools and to use that information to direct change. We are taking our values of excellence and ensuring they are being applied equitably for all of our students.
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We hope you will dive into our review and learn more the Excellence & Equity Review purpose, process and plans for the future.