2016 was the biggest summer so far of the voter approved eight-year, School Building Improvement Bond that will rebuild three high schools and replace one PK-8 school. It will also fix leaking and deteriorating roofs and make seismic safety, accessibility and science classroom improvements at up to 63 other schools. View the new Bond Progress Report
During the summer of 2016, seven more schools received facility improvements. A total of 52 schools have now received Bond work and these projects employ hundreds of workers from local companies.
Construction continues on the modernization of historic Franklin and Roosevelt high schools with the first new buildings opening at Roosevelt at the start of the 2016-17 school year. The innovative Faubion PK-8 replacement project is also well underway. Planning and design are nearing completetion on Grant High School with construction set to begin in the summer of 2017. Master planning on Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools is now complete and pps thanks the hundreds of community members, teachers, students and staff who shared their time and ideas to help create more robust 21st century schools.
The Bond Accountability Committee communicates key information related to the bond to the School Board, public groups, organizations and stakeholders.
The next BAC Meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Jan 18th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Location TBD
The 2012 Bond was the culmination of significant community engagement and input, which remains a priority as we rebuild our schools. Public Design Workshops provided students and school communities the opportunity to help shape the master and schematic designs. Design Advisory Groups and Master Planning Committees comprised of students and community stakeholders provided feedback for the PPS Design Teams. View the Grant Modernization Public Engagement Video
Bond Details & Timeline
The $482 million school construction bond prioritizes: high schools, seismic upgrades, increased accessibility and existing partnerships that include capital funding commitments that leverage bond funds. View the overall Bond project timeline here. To see the work completed on over 52 schools so far and the work to come click on the image below.
In June 2012, the Portland School Board adopted a ten-year school facilities plan. Learn more about the plan, and the process to develop it, on the Long Range Facilities Plan webpage.