This will be the biggest summer so far 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.
In the summer of 2016, seven more schools will receive facility improvements. A total of 43 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 taking shape. The Faubion PK-8 replacement project is now being constructed and a groundbreaking ceremony took place on April 7th. Planning and design is well underway on Grant with construction set to begin in the summer of 2017. Master planning on Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools is now taking place and we thank the hundreds of community members, teachers, students and staff who are sharing their time and ideas to help PPS create robust 21st century schools.
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.
The next BAC Meeting is Wednesday, April 20th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.in the Madison High School Library at 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Portland, 97220
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:
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 45 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.
For more information about any school building improvement bond projects email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us at 503-916-2222