Work is well underway on the voter approved eight-year, School Building Improvement Bond. The bond will rebuild three high schools and replace one grade school. It will also fix leaking and deteriorating roofs and make seismic safety, accessibility and science classroom improvements at up to 63 other schools.
This past summer an ambitious slate of twenty-seven schools had their Bond work completed on time and on budget. A total of 45 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 starting to take shape. The Faubion PK-8 replacement project is about to begin demolition and a groundbreaking ceremony is planned for February 2016. Master planning on Grant is well underway and the master planning on Benson, Lincoln and Madison will begin shortly.
PPS is building futures and we need your help.
Several public design workshops for Grant, Benson Lincoln and Madison will occur in the next few weeks. These workshops will provide interested citizens, students and school families the opportunity to help shape the master plans for the schools to be modernized or rebuilt. To learn more click here.
The Bond Accountability Committee communicates key information related to the bond to the School Board, public groups, organizations and stakeholders.
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.
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.
Check out the latest Bond project videos here.
Bond Project FAQs
Got questions about the Franklin or Roosevelt modernization or the Faubion rebuild? Get the project FAQ's:
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