• 2020 Bond Seismic Retrofits

    2020 Bond funding of $17,200,000 is being used to seismically retrofit up to 3 smaller schools that are on the City of Portland's URM database and are likely to have had a full roof replacement as part of a previous bond effort.  Performing seismic retrofit projects in coordination with full roof replacement projects ensures a building-wide seismic upgrade.

    Additional funding for these retrofits has come through the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP). This is a state of Oregon competitive grant program that provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, particularly public schools and emergency service facilities.  PPS regularly applies for these grants and has saved the public millions of dollars throughout the entire Bond Program by receiving these awards.

    Lent Elementary School - Completed 2022
    Seismic Retrofit Immediate Occupancy - SRGP funded 

    Seismic reinforced framing in the gym at Lent

    Lent Elementary had a full Seismic Retrofit completed in the fall of 2022. 

    Creative Science/Clark - - Completed 2023
    Seismic Retrofit Immediate Occupancy - SRGP funded  

    Two workers performing seismic wall framing work at Creative Science
    Creative Science had a full Seismic Retrofit completed in the fall of 2023.

    2020 Bond Seismic retrofit projects were made possible with SRGP funds.

    Lent and Creative Science each received seismic rehabilitation grants from Business Oregon, the state's economic development agency. The Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP) is a state of Oregon competitive grant program that provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, particularly public schools and emergency services facilities. The evaluation for the SRGP funds is based on the American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) 41-13 standard. Portland Public Schools will continue to diligently pursue SRGP funding as well as other opportunities to improve the quality of its schools as they become available.