Bend-La Pine School Board seeks new member


Published Jul 9, 2014 at 02:01PM / Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 02:41PM

The Bend-La Pine School Board is seeking applicants to represent southern Deschutes County as a board member.

The board’s current southern Deschutes County representative, Mike Jensen, announced during a board meeting Tuesday he would resign at the end of the month. Jensen was appointed by the board in July 2012 after the resignation of Tom Wilson, and he was elected by voters to his current four-year term in May 2013. Before coming to the board, he served on the district’s La Pine High School Advisory Committee.

Applicants must live within voting precincts 16, 23, 24, 38, 39, 40, or 50, which includes La Pine and Sunriver. Applicants must also be a registered voter and have lived in the zone for at least one year.

To apply for the unpaid position, applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume to the Bend-La Pine Schools Board of Directors, Attention: Superintendent’s Office, 520 NW Wall St., Bend, Oregon, 97701, or via email to andrea.wilson@bend.k12.or.us. The deadline is 4 p.m. Aug. 8.

Applicants will be interviewed by current members, who hope to make an appointment before their board retreat Aug. 19. The appointed Zone 4 director will serve through June 30, 2015, and will have the option to file for election to serve the remainder of the unexpired term ending June 30, 2017.

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected. An earlier version had an incorrect date for the school board’s annual retreat.

The Bulletin regrets the error.