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  • The Office of Government Relations monitors and analyzes policy issues considered by government entities at the local, state, and federal levels. It serves as the primary point of contact for elected officials and policymakers, helps craft legislation and advocates for the enactment of policies and budgets that support the priorities identified by the Board and the Superintendent to promote student achievement.

2019 End of Session Legislative Report

  • Government Rellations Click on the image to read a full report on the 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature and its impact on Portland Public Schools.

2019 OSBA/COSA Legislative Report

  • Legislative Report The OSBA/COSA Legislative Report describes the bills enacted by the 2019 Oregon Legislative Assembly that affect public schools.

    The report was prepared jointly by the Oregon School Boards Association and the Confederations of Oregon School Administrators.

    Click on the image see the full report.

  • 2019 Legislative Platform for Portland Public Schools

    Click to see full document

    Portland Public Schools’ top priority for the 2019 Legislative Session is to secure robust funding for advancing student achievement.

    There is no better long-term investment in the state than ensuring a high quality public education for every child.

    During the 2019 legislative session, Portland Public Schools will work vigorously with our education coalition partners to ensure that education is prioritized in all state funding decisions.

    To read the full platform, click on image.

  • Who represents you?

    Elected officials at the federal and state level play large roles in the funding that Portland Public Schools receives. Here is how to find the elected officials who have the most impact on PPS (names link to official website, where contact information is available):

    United States Senate

    United States House of Representatives

    Governor, State of Oregon

    Oregon Legislature

    • The enrollment area for PPS is represented by several different state representives and senators. To find yours, use the state's Find Your Legislator tool. 
    • The Oregon Legislature regularly has bills up for consideration that affect public education. To see what potential laws are being considered, use the Session Details tool that outlines each day's agenda for the full house and senate and their committees.

    Other key organizations


Courtney Westling
Director, Government Relations