Exciting developments are now happening every month on the eight-year, School Building Improvement Bond. 2017 will be the biggest year of the Bond as the Franklin and Roosevelt modernizations and the Faubion PK-8/Concordia rebuild near completion. This summer construction crews will begin work on the modernization of Grant High School. Here is a video of the latest Bond work.
The modernizations and the rebuild address all the health and safety needs of those schools while also bringing them up to modern seismic standards and making them fully accessible. These new school environments also provide our students with state of the art facilities and new opportunities for learning. The work of the 2012 Bond also focuses on fixing leaking and deteriorating roofs and making seismic safety, accessibility and science classroom improvements at other schools. A total of 52 schools have now received Bond work and these projects employ hundreds of workers from local companies. View the Bond Progress Report here.
Master planning on Benson, Lincoln and Madison high schools was completed in 2016 and PPS thanks the hundreds of community members, teachers, students and staff who shared their time and ideas to help create more robust 21st century schools
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 scheduled for Wednesday, July 26th, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. location TBD
The 2012 Bond was the culmination of significant community engagement and input, which remains a priority as we rebuild our schools. Public Design Workshops provided students and school communities the opportunity to help shape the master and schematic designs. Design Advisory Groups and Master Planning Committees comprised of students and community stakeholders provided feedback for the PPS Design Teams. View the Grant Modernization Public Engagement Video.
Thank you voters for supporting the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond. Now the Office of School Modernization can continue the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, and better equipped for 21st century learning.
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 52 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.