School Board


Public Notice





La Grande School District, No 1., Union County, Board of Directors

will be meeting for a


September 12, 2018 7:00 p.m., District Office Conference Room

2018-2019 School Board
Joe Justice, Chair
Robin Maille, Vice Chair
Merle Comfort
Michelle Perry
Randy Shaw
Danelle Wilson
Chris Woodworth

The La Grande School District No. 1 Board of Directors is legally responsible to the state for the governance of the district. The Board conducts the business of the District at its regular and special meetings. The Board consists of seven members and each serves a four-year term.

Your School Board Members are:

School Board Members (Click name to send an email)  

Joe Justice: Chairman
Position 3 - Term Expires 6/30/2019

Place of work: Regional Manager- Hancock Forest Management
School(s) children attend: LMS and LHS
Years in La Grande: 18
Why have you run for the school board
: To help the district address the many challenges it will face in the near future. With challenges come opportunities. I want to help the district find those opportunities.

Position 7 - Term Expires 6/30/2019

Place of work: Certified Dental Technician, Comfort Dental Lab 
School(s) children attend: Daughter graduated from LHS 2013/ Walla Walla Community College, 2018 and currently attending OSU. 
Years in La Grande: 39 years
Why I ran for the school board:  
My goal  is to help keep the lines of communication open with the public and represent the district in any capacity that is deemed necessary. My personal goal is to see the PLC's implemented and begin functioning. I believe the PLC's will make a big difference how ALL children will be taught in our school district.

Danelle Wilson

Position 1 - Term Expires 6/30/2021 

Place of work: Owner/operator of D'Nails Hair &Tanning Salon
School(s) Children attend: Island City Elementary and LMS
Years in La Grande: 45
Why I ran for the school board: To help better the education in La Grande.

Michelle Perry

Position 2 - Term Expires 6/30/2019
Place of work:  
School(s) children attend: LMS & LHS, Utah State University, Air Force Academy
Years in La Grande: Raised and graduated from LHS
Why I ran for the school board: I have a passion for learning, children and the success of our school district.  I support a wide variety of school clubs, activities and sports.  I also have a strong appreciation for and love to support our educators, staff and children.  I hope to support my belief in the mission of the La Grande School Board that "every student can learn and deserves safe, motivating and challenging school environment" through my role on the School Board

Robin Maille, Vice Chairman
Position 6 - Term Expires 6/30/2019 
Place of workOregon State University Extension Service, La Grande,OR
Schools children attend: One son graduated from LHS in 2012 and EOU in 2018. The other graduated from LHS in 2018 and plans to continue studies at EOU.
Years in La Grande: 10
Why I ran for school board: To better understand how our schools work and how they prepare our youth for future opportunities. To help support and improve decisions and policies in the School District that lead to better teaching and  encourage all students  to see their potential and grow and learn through their school-related experiences. 

Randy Shaw

Position 4 - Term Expires 6/30/2021

Place of Work: Shaw's Auto Body
Schools/Children attended: LMS & LHS
Years in La Grande: 49
Why I ran for school board: I wanted to have input into our school system and help shape where it is going.  We are on a huge wave right now after the bond passed.  There are going to be a lot of decisions to make and I wanted to be involved in that.

Position 5 - Term Expires 6/30/2021
Place of work:  General Surgeon, Grande Ronde Hospital    
School(s) children attend: Heidi Ho, LHS, Home School and Corban University
Years in La Grande: 8
Why I ran for the school board: 
I believe that a strong, well run public school system is a good reflection on our community.  All school facilities are public facilities and are something that the community of La Grande should be proud of.  A well educated populace provides our future generations to give back and contribute economically.  I ran for the school board because I desired to continue to help La Grande public schools to be financially responsible and offer the best possible educational offerings to all the students of the district.


Subpages (2): Board Goals Board Meetings