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How to Start a Movement?

This is a season of change for me. After serving Bend-La Pine Schools for the past eight years, five of which as its superintendent, I am embarking on a new journey as the Chief Student Success Officer for the High Desert Education Service District. This new role’s formal responsibility is to help Central Oregon’s school […]

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Historic Investment

Unveiling Our Strategic Investment Plan PLAN TO INVEST $18 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING 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 […]

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Listening and Learning from Our Families, Students, and Staff

Bend-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’ […]

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Renewing the Promise of Public Education

Renewing the Promise of Public Education from Bend-La Pine Schools on Vimeo.

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