Tonight, the Portland Public Schools Board of Education approved a resolution to refer a capital construction bond to Portland voters for the May 16, 2017 ballot. This proposed bond is the second in the series to fully modernize school sites across the district over the next few decades.
Feb. 23, 2017: Student hosts of the International Youth Leadership Conference welcomed Interim Superintendent Bob McKean to PSU as part of their celebration of the cultural and linguistic assets that our Emergent Bilingual students bring to Portland Public Schools. To learn more about this unique event, visit our web page at bit.ly/2017IYLC
Dear PPS Students, Families and Staff:
I know there is a lot of anxiety and concern in our communities about current events related to potential federal immigration enforcement activity - and we have been equally concerned.
I want to assure you that the actions at the federal level do not reflect the values of our district.
PPS remains committed to creating safe and inclusive learning environments for all of our students regardless of race, gender, gender identify, religion, ethnicity or immigration status.
Dear Students, Families and Staff:
I wanted to reach out to assure you that actions this week by the federal government to reduce protections for transgender students does not change or diminish our commitment to upholding clear PPS policies and guidelines that prohibit discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.
The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.