A Few Thoughts from Mr. Galati
Have you read the entire Star Flier lately? Do you examine its many pages of excellent reporting, creative writing, and opinion writing? Please look beyond my article; I’m the boring part here. The Star Flier has become a centerpiece to celebrate the achievements of our students. I amamazed by the number of submissions each week, though I cannot share them all. I hope you appreciate the talent and effort which permeates our student body. I am proud to be their principal, and you are very, very, lucky to be their parents. Each week, I receive positive notes about their work from District Staff, local businesses, or even School Board members. If you know one of our many journalists, please thank them for their efforts today!
Hello PPS families and staff,
On April 4 I presented my proposed budget for the 2017-18 school year to our School Board. I want to make sure you know what our spending priorities are, and what they will mean for you and your PPS student or students.
This is a budget of difficult choices. We made extra cuts to central administration to prioritize direct services for students, but we still must make some painful cuts to our schools. Although the cuts will affect each school differently, they will be noticeable. This proposed budget is the first step in a long process, and we will be seeking your input and engagement as we manage this difficult fiscal climate.
CORRECTION: 2nd budget listening session is Tuesday, April 25
We want to hear from you about the 2017-18 budget for PPS! The Portland School Board has scheduled three listening sessions to take your comments on how we should allocate our dollars in the coming year.
Dear PPS Families and Staff:
Spring is approaching and it’s that time of year when we begin building budgets and plans for the next school year.
I spent Monday in Salem with a fellow board member, PPS principals and educators and school districts from across Oregon to advocate for additional resources to support K-12 education and our local schools. The state is facing a shortfall of approximately $1.7 billion and the budgets proposed for K-12 from the Governor and Legislature are not adequate to maintain current levels of services.
Dear PPS Families and Staff,
I am pleased to announce that Kristie Lindholm will become a Senior Director in the Office of School Performance on July 1.
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 5th Grade Music Concert