Promoting events and activities in PPS schools

  • As of March 1, 2018, Portland Public Schools discontinued the use of Peachjar, the online flier distribution system used since January 2016, and no longer allows for the distribution of materials for non-governmental organizations.

    PPS only allows the distribution of materials for events and activities that are either district-sponsored or coming from a governmental organization. “District-sponsored” means coming from a PPS central office department, from a PPS school, from a PPS school’s foundation, from a PPS school’s parent-teacher group or from a PPS school’s booster club. It also includes organizations that have contracts with PPS - those organizations must include their non-discrimination policy on their materials. Examples of governmental organizations include the City of Portland, Portland Parks & Recreation, Metro, Multnomah County Library, Oregon Zoo and Multnomah Educational Services District.

    PPS schools can distribute and display materials that are from the district or a governmental organization without getting central office approval. Governmental organizations must provide their own copies of flyers and posters. It is not the responsibility of district staff to make copies for governmental organizations.

    If interested in seeing what events are happening in a PPS school, check out the online Civic Use of Buildings calendar at


  • Lindsay Trapp
    Community Relations & Public Affairs Representative