The Redmond Board of Directors consists of five members elected to serve overlapping four-year terms as non-salaried trustees of the school district. As elected officials, the Board is responsible for the scope, depth and quality of education and is the official policy-making body of the school district.
In addition to establishing policies for the operation of the district, the Board defines the philosophy of the district, determines educational goals and standards, authorizes curriculum revision or development, approves employment and termination of personnel, approves the budget and sets the tax rate, approves property purchases, approves new building plans, and hears grievances of employees, students, and citizens.
The responsibilities of a School Board Director require the unselfish giving of time and service. There are an endless number of meetings and school functions to attend; unlimited amounts of reports, agendas, proposals and other information to read and study; and a variety of difficult decisions to make.
Current School Board Members
Rick Bailey – email@example.com
Rick is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of Avion Water Company, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 22 years of experience in public and private company accounting. Rick has served on the district budget committee as well as the district finance committee. As a former Municipal Auditor, Rick brings a thorough knowledge of the budgeting process, appropriations and the reporting requirements that the district must follow. Rick and his wife are proud parents of six children, four of whom are Redmond School District students. They understand how the board’s decisions affect their children. He recognizes the need for and encourages a collaborative process from everyone in the district.
Tim Carpenter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Carpenter was elected in the Spring of 2015 and was sworn into office July 1, 2015. Tim is a consultant for Helena Chemical and has been a resident of the Redmond Community for 36 years. He previously served on the Redmond School District Board of Directors for six years and has served in various volunteer roles ranging from the Budget Committee to the Curriculum Development Committee. Tim is a graduate of Redmond High School and both of his children have graduated from RHS. He believes in open and transparent communications and is committed to serving the wonderful community of Redmond.
Shawn Hartfield – email@example.com
Shawn Hartfield was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors in October of 2015. Shawn, her husband and brother and sister-in-law own Buckstop Truckware, Inc. based in Prineville. She holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University and a master’s degree in management from St. Mary’s College. Shawn is an active parent volunteer at Sage Elementary School and has served on the advisory board of St. Thomas Academy in Redmond. She believes that all children deserve the opportunity to be empowered by a quality education. She shares, “The future of our District is important to me both as a parent and as an employer in the community.”
Travis Bennett – firstname.lastname@example.org
A long time resident of Redmond, Travis Bennett was appointed to serve on the Board of Directors July 2016. Travis is a licensed insurance agent and operates AIC Insurance Agency in Redmond, employing more than 50 people. His experience as a local small business owner gives him insight into budgeting and management, which serves him well on the board. In addition to his school board responsibilities, Travis is active in the community as a member of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, and volunteered with the Boys & Girls Club and as a soccer coach for many years. Travis has had four children in RSD schools and cites his experience as parent as a motivating factor for wanting to serve on the school board and give back to the district he’s been a part of for the past 17 years. He holds a business degree from Oregon State University.