Since 2012, school modernizations and health & safety projects have touched every school in the PPS District with water quality, security upgrades, new roofs, asbestos, radon and lead paint stabilization, new fire alarms and sprinklers, ADA improvements and seismic retrofits.
Three high schools and one PK-8, Franklin, Grant, Roosevelt and Faubion PK-8 have been modernized or rebuilt and construction is now underway on a modernized Madison High School and a new Kellogg Middle School. Those projects are scheduled to be completed in 2021. The Lincoln High rebuild project is also construction and will be completed in 2022/23. The Benson Polytechnic modernization is scheduled to begin construction in summer 2021.
Board Votes to Place Bond on 2020 Ballot
The PPS School Board and District staff are developing options for a new general obligation bond ballot measure to submitted to the voters in the fall of 2020. The Bond renewal would maintain the current tax rate. Details will be determined in the coming weeks. For more information and engagement opportunities please visit the Bond renewal webpage.
The Bond Accountability Committee (BAC) communicates key information related to the bond to the School Board, public groups, organizations and stakeholders. Read the latest quarterly BAC report to the School Board BAC Report #29 6-11-20
The date for the next BAC meeting is Wednesday, July 29, 5:30 – 8:30pm (This will be a virtual meeting) Details coming soon.
Significant community engagement and input remains a priority as we rebuild our schools. Public Design Workshops continue to provided students and school communities the opportunity to help shape the designs of the schools that will be modernized and rebuilt. Design Advisory Groups and Master Planning Committees comprised of students and community stakeholders also provide feedback for the PPS Design Teams. View the Grant Modernization Public Engagement Video.
Madison High, Lincoln High and Kellogg Middle School are now under construction. The Madison 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. For project updates visit the Madison Modernization website.
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. For more information visit the Kellogg rebuild website.
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. For ongoing project updates please visit the Lincoln Modernization website.
Thank you voters
Thank you voters for supporting the 2017 Health, Safety and Modernization Bond. The Office of School Modernization is continuing the important work of rebuilding our aging schools, making them all safer, and better equipped for 21st century learning.
Bond Details & Timeline
The $790 million, May 2017 Health Safety and Modernization Bond will modernize or rebuild three high schools and one middle school. In addition, at least $150 million would go toward resolving health and safety concerns at schools across the district.The now completed $482 million, 2012 School Building Improvement Bond prioritized modernizing three high schools, rebuilding one K-8 school, as well as seismic and science classroom upgrades, increased accessibility, and new roof projects at 51 schools.
Learn more about our active projects at the links 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.