School Building Improvement Bond

Portland Public Schools
Bond Program

Portland Public Schools
Bond Program

  • Health and safety work is well underway at schools across the district using funds from the May 2017 Bond. Specialized plumbing contractors have now brought drinking fixtures back online at many of the first group of 15 pilot project schools. Most schools in this first group will come online by the end of the month. The water quality work is proceeding in phases, with drinking fixture replacement to begin on the second group of 15 schools in December. Crews will work late afternoons, evenings and weekends to avoid disrupting classes.

    At the start of 2017-18 school year the PPS Bond program celebrated the opening of the newly modernized Franklin and Roosevelt High Schools and the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 + Concordia University Building. These projects 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. At Grant High School, demolition and abatement crews are revitalizing that historic campus. Grant is scheduled to reopen in the fall of 2019.

    Design work is underway for a new Kellogg Middle School with the newly formed Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting on a regular basis. Another Design Advisory Group is being finalized for Madison High School and applications for the upcoming Lincoln High School DAG will be posted soon.

    Four schools were repainted this summer to remediate lead paint: Astor K-8, and Atkinson, Hayhurst, and Woodstock elementaries. Additional smaller scale interior and exterior lead paint remediation projects are now taking place at other schools and will continue over the next few years. Radon and asbestos mitigation work is also underway at several schools and fire alarm system upgrades are occurring at nine schools and facilities.


  • Community Engagement

    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.

Bond Community Engagement Slide Show

FDW 9_21 Students in design teams at work #2
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