Dear PPS Community,
We have some positive news to share. Earlier today we arrived at a settlement framework that we believe will lead to a tentative contract agreement with the Portland Association of Teachers (PAT). The framework offers a competitive package of pay and benefits and a number of measures aimed at improving students’ experience in our schools.
The PPS Board is urging voters to approve Ballot Measure 101, which raises taxes on some health care providers and insurers to help pay for the Oregon Health Plan.Ballots are due by Jan. 23 for the special statewide election.
A tight game between top boys teams from Oregon and Washington highlighted the MLK Invitational on Monday. Jefferson, the defending Oregon state champion, gave Garfield of Seattle all it could handle before the Bulldogs held on for a 63-57 victory in a packed Lewis & Clark College gym.