Portland Public Schools will move forward with plans to open two middle schools in 2018-19.
The PPS Board of Education on Tuesday passed Resolution 5534, by a 7-0 vote, directing Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero to establish Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as middle schools, with students in grades 6-8. The board also directed that eight schools be converted into elementary schools with students from kindergarten to fifth grade.
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Dear PPS Community,
The board approved a resolution calling on the District to open Roseway Heights and Harriet Tubman as a middle schools. To me, this is a landmark decision that carries a promise of not only increasing student achievement and outcomes, but also improving how we educate our middle grade students throughout the District. I applaud the Board for moving forward on what has been a long and challenging effort.