District-wide Boundary Advisory Committee meets in Portland Public Schools central office foyer.

District-wide Boundary Review
Advisory Committee

District-wide Boundary Review
Advisory Committee

  • Our Charge

    The process of drawing boundaries and setting program locations as PPS reconfigures K-8 schools to K-5s and middle schools will be a collaboration with the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee and the community. DBRAC is tasked with providing recommendations to the Superintendent on grade configuration, size, and boundaries of neighborhood schools.


    Who We Are and How We Work

    These guides provide information on current and past membership, the values that guide the committee's work, and meeting protocols.

    Membership Values Framework Approved Operating Protocols


    Our Work So Far

    DBRAC has been instrumental in listening to community ideas, analyzing potential scenarios through an equity lens, and recommending boundary and grade configuration changes to right-size neighborhood schools.

    Values Framework. Guiding values on how to right-size neighborhood schools.

    February 2016 DBRAC Report. Recommendations for reconfiguring to a largely K-5/Middle School system and for addressing overcrowding through boundary change on the West Side.

    June 2016 Memorandum. Progress update on recommendations for boundaries and feeder patterns for Ockley Green, Tubman, Beaumont, and Roseway Heights middle schools.

    ***NEW January 2017 Memorandum. Recommendations to the Superintendent for balancing boudnaries for Ockley Green K-5 feeder schools. 


    Key Documents for DBRAC Members

    DBRAC members, click here for quick access to key data tools and documents.

    Upcoming Meetings Questions and Answers I'm a new DBRAC member Tools

  • Approved: Boundary change between Chief Joseph and Peninsula

    February 13, 2017

    UPDATE: This proposal was approved by the Board on February 13, 2017 and will take effect for new neighborhood students starting in Fall 2017. Interim Superintendent Bob McKean recommended to the Board a small boundary change that would assign new students in the Kenton neighborhood to Peninsula instead of Chief Joseph beginning next year. The aim of this boundary change is to make space in Ockley Green Middle School by enabling Chief Joseph to become a K-5 again. This proposal was one of two options recommended by DBRAC.

    Approved Boundary Change

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