School Building Improvement Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

  • Get Involved

    Jefferson Modernization Town Hall - Oct. 12th
    On Wednesday, Oct 12th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., you are invited to the next town hall meeting in the Jefferson High School Library.  Come learn the latest information about the Jefferson Modernization project. Food and drinks will be provided. Please come and share your thoughts with the team that will help transform Jefferson High School. (More details to come)

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    2020 Bond work underway
    The 2020 School Bond allows PPS to continue the vital work of improving the health, safety and infrastructure of our aging school buildings. Planning is underway for the modernization of the historic Jefferson High School as well as work on new technology to support classroom and distance learning as well as roofing projects in several schools. The 2020 Bond also looks to the future by conceptualizing an exciting new project, The Center for Black Student Excellence. To learn more visit the 2020 Bond Project Page 

    Citizen led Bond Accountability Committee
    The Bond Accountability Committee (BAC) communicates key information related to the bond program to the School Board, public groups, organizations and stakeholders.  Read the latest quarterly BAC report to the School Board here: BAC Report #36 5-31-22

    The latest BAC meeting was on Thursday, August 11, 2022.  View the BAC presentation document here.  To watch a recording of the meeting click here.

    The next BAC meeting is on September 28th at 5:30p.m.  That meeting will be virtual.  A link to the Livestream of the meeting will be posted before the meeting. If you have a question or comment for the BAC, please submit them to this email: prior to the 5:30p.m. meeting time. Questions submitted after this time will be addressed in the following days.

    Bond Performance Audits
    The PPS Bond Program undergoes regular performance audits conducted by external agencies.
    To view all Bond Program audits, visit the PPS audit page.

  • Stay informed

    Lincoln is nearly complete and Benson Polytechnic is now under construction. Leodis V. McDaniel and Kellogg were completed in 2021.

    Entrance to the new McDaniel High

    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. Phase One is completed.  Demolition of the old school is now underway and a new track and field facility will be built in its place.  The fields will open in the summer of 2023.

    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

  • 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)