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.
March 7, 2017: The PPS Board of Education voted to change the April 7 teacher-planning day to an instructional day and to extend the school year to June 15.
Some charter schools may have different schedules and families should check with their schools.
Calendar change DOES NOT affect graduation dates for seniors.
These calendar adjustments are necessary because PPS schools were closed for nine instructional days due to winter weather in December and January.
View a PDF of the 2016-17 PPS calendar.
Greetings and welcome to what I hope is winter’s last gasp. This school year we’ve faced snow, ice, wind and record rainfall. Winter left us missing nine days of school. I, for one, am looking forward to spring.
In order to gain back much of those lost instructional days we have made several calendar adjustments. The final changes were made on March 7 when the Board voted to convert the April 7 planning day into an instructional day, and also to extend the school year by one more day to Thursday, June 15 (this calendar change does not affect graduation dates for seniors).
2017 has proved eventful so far for PPS, below are some of the highlights:
Please read the rest of my message and get information on a proposed Bond on the May ballot, the finalist to become the next superintendent and much more in the latest edition of our newsletter, PPS Pulse.