Mandatory Training Courses for Personal Services Contractors

  • Portland Public Schools (PPS) requires all personal services contractors who will have direct, unsupervised contact with students to take certain trainings before the contract work begins.  Your PPS Contract Manager will inform you, in Exhibit C of your contract, whether training is required and which training tier you fit under.  Locate your tier below and click on the arrow to open the group of courses you are required to complete.

     

    Tier 1:  Contractor or Contractor’s employees or agents will have less than 40 total hours of contact with students over the course of the contract period. 

    • Examples:  (1) Set designer working with students, at least partially unsupervised, for 20 total hours over an eight week period.  (2) Mentor working unsupervised with a variety of students for a total of 30 service hours over the course the year.

     

    Tier 2:  Contractor or Contractor’s employees or agents will have at least 40 total hours of contact with students over the course of the contract period or the PPS Contract Manager feels that additional training is warranted given the specific nature of the work. 

    • Examples:  Reading tutors or mentors working with students, at least partially unsupervised, for 40 or more hours over the course of a school year.
  • Group Training

  • Tier I

  • Tier II

  • Optional Trainings