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Portland Public Schools

 
Portland, Oregon

501 N. DixonPortland, OR 97227(503) 916-2000

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  • Focus on Diversity Film and Lecture Series

    Join us Thursday, October 6,  for a viewing of "Pochas Radicales," 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. The Film and Lecture Series is an effort to bring staff and community together to engage and dialogue about race and culture. These series are meant to deepen our understanding of race and culture that impact PPS students and communities.
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  • Children's Book Harvest

    ​The Fourth Annual Children's Book Harvest is fast approaching!  Last year the book drive brought in over 31,000 books from schools and the Children's Book Bank distributed books to nearly 4,800 students.  This year's book drive runs from October 3 through November 10 and Children's Book Bank is seeking a parent to coordinate the effort.  

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  • Stumptown Series is back for 2016-17 season

    Josh Reich, CEO Simple, kicks off the speaker series September 12th, 7-8pm at the Ellyn Bye Studio, inside the Gerding Theatre at the Armory. The theatre is located at 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR.
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  • Focus on Diversity Film & Lecture Series

    "Stolen Education," documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950’s and changed the face of education in the Southwest. Join us at the BESC, 501 N. Dixon Street, Thursday, September 15, 4:30-6pm. Light food provided.
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  • Welcome Back to School

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    PPS CEO Yousef Awwad greeting students at Atkinson School, September, 2016

    Dear Portland Public Schools Families and Staff,

    Welcome to the first day of the 2016-17 school year!  

    It is wonderful to see our community come together to help get ready for our students every year. Thank you to all the volunteers who participated in Project Community Care day on Saturday.

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  • "It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve this community"

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    Several weeks ago I affirmed for the board my intent to retire, and my willingness to honor the board’s request to work through the end of my contract in June, 2017 to allow the board to conduct a superintendent search, support a smooth leadership transition, and continue our work on immediate health and safety issues.
    Having seen the district through the conclusion of the Stoll Berne investigation report and providing the board with a management response, I have reached the decision that I need to move up the date of my departure. 
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  • Looking Ahead

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    Over my time as superintendent, I am proud to have worked alongside you and with seventeen different board members to make Portland Public Schools the best we can during a period of extreme financial volatility.

    By prioritizing, and often times making difficult decisions about budgets, staffing and programs, we not only helped create stability for our students but we paved paths to unprecedented progress in building a district that truly serves every one of our students:

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  • Actions taken regarding water quality

    I want to apologize to our students, staff, families and community for the events of the last week relating to the water quality in our schools.

    Addressing this immediate issue has been our priority. Here is a recap of the actions we have taken to secure safe water for the remainder of the school year for all of our students and staff:

    • As an extra precaution, the water fountains have been closed in all of the schools and buildings and bottled water is being delivered regularly district-wide.
    • All food preparation is being done without water or with bottled water through the end of the school year.
    • Bottled water will continue to be provided to summer programs as additional testing and remediation efforts are identified and implemented.
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