School Building Improvement Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

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    Leodis V. McDaniel and Kellogg are complete, Lincoln and Benson are now under construction.

    Entrance to the new McDaniel High

    Leodis V. McDaniel High and Kellogg Middle School are now complete and have welcomed back students to the newest schools in the District. Lincoln High remains under construction and construction on Benson Polytechnic began in August 2021. 

    The Leodis V. McDaniel modernization includes over 170,000 square feet of new construction, including a theater, commons and gym that will blend seamlessly with the historic mid-century modern building.
    New Kellogg School
    The new Kellogg Middle School includes a performing arts stage, a multi-purpose gym and assembly space, a large, flexible commons space, and dedicated outdoor learning spaces. The school will be a focal point of its Southeast Portland neighborhood.

    West side of 6 story Lincoln classroom wing

    The Lincoln rebuild project is a new multi-story building with performing arts spaces, a student commons, an expanded gymnasium facility and state-of the art classrooms.

    Benson Polytechnic construction began Aug 2021

    Benson Rendering

    Construction is underway for the modernization of historic Benson Polytechnic High School. The construction process will take 3 years and the school will reopen in the fall of 2024.

    Thank you voters

    Thank you voters for supporting the 2012, 2017 and 2020 Bonds. The Office of School Modernization is continuing the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, more sustainable and better equipped for 21st century learning.




Bond Project Images

Lincoln Construction 4-1-22
  • Bond Details & Timeline
    The 1.2 billion-dollar 2020 School Bond allows PPS to continue the vital work of improving our aging school buildings in several key areas as well as upgrading important educational infrastructure issues. For details about the 2020 projects visit this page.

    The $790 million, May 2017 Health Safety and Modernization Bond modernizes or rebuilds three high schools and one middle school and at least $150 million is dedicated toward resolving health and safety concerns at schools across the district.

    The now completed $482 million, 2012 School Building Improvement Bond modernized three high schools, rebuilt one K-8 school and provided seismic improvements, science classroom upgrades, increased accessibility, and new roof projects at 51 schools.

    Bond Guiding Principles
    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.

    View the approved District Education Specifications for Comprehensive High Schools (Ed Specs)