• Racial Educational Equity Policy 

    On June 13, 2011 the Portland School Board unanimously approved the Portland Public Schools Racial Educational Equity Policy (2.10.010-P). The policy calls out race-based disparities in schools, identifies the district's role in erasing them and holds up high expectations to ensure that all students reach their academic potential.

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  • RESJ Advisory Team Charter & Application

    All PPS Employees are invited to apply to join our collective racial equity and social justice work through participation in the RESJ Advisory Team.  We welcome and encourage participants from across the district's schools, cohorts, departments and teams to ensure we have diverse lived experience and perspectives as part of our team.  A description of the team's work can be found in the PPS RESJ Advisory Team Charter and Application.

    Applications are due no later than Monday, October 14th by close of business.  If you have any questions, please contact Dani at dledezma@pps.net.

PPS: Leading with Racial Equity and Social Justice, Our Collective Plan and Framework

  • This framework and plans intend to build on the successes of PPS’s current and historic work to advance the Racial Educational Equity Policy while also critically examining opportunities to increase the effectiveness of Racial Equity and Social Justice practices through organizational change and system wide coordination. (Click image below to see presentation)

    PPS RESJ Framework and Plan  

     PPS RESJ Framework and Plan

PPS: Racial Equity & Social Justice Professional Development Framework

  • As part of the district wide work  to update the Racial Educational Equity Policy and resulting plan and framework, PPS will adopt a plan to support all employees as they develop their competencies in Racial Equity and Social Justice outlined in this framework. (Click image below to see presentation)


Previous RESJ documents

  • RESJ Work Plan Development

  • Equity Policy Document


Dani Ledezma
Senior Advisor, Racial Equity & Social Justice
Amy Liu
Confidential Executive Assistant
Lidia Lopez Gamboa
Project Manager
Meanroth Ny
RESJ SUN Program Manager
Terralyn Wiley
RESJ Program Manager