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Healthy and Safe Schools

  • Portland Public Schools is dedicated to environmental health and safety issues. Welcome to the Healthy and Safe Schools page, a newer page now required of all school distrcits in Oregon. Here you will find pages with specific information about lead in drinking water, lead paint, radon, and integrated pest management.



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  • Radon Update – September 1, 2017

    Portland Public Schools finished with initial radon testing of all occupied ground floor rooms in 2016 and early 2017. The project cost was over $100,000. Some locations will require re-testing during the 2017/2018 winter heating season due to changes such as construction or HVAC programming. Testing is described in the PPS annual radon plans available on this web page, and is performed in accordance with the Oregon Health Authority protocol titled “Testing for Elevated Radon in Oregon Schools - A Protocol and Plan”. A spreadsheet of results is on this web page. See the links titled “Initial Short Term Radon Test Results” and “What do radon test results mean”?
  • Radon Update – August 1, 2017

    Portland Public Schools finished with initial radon testing of all occupied ground floor rooms in 2016 and early 2017. The project cost was over $100,000. Some locations will require re-testing during the 2017/2018 winter heating season due to changes such as construction or HVAC programming. Testing is described in the PPS 2016/2017 annual radon plan and performed in accordance with the Oregon Health Authority protocol titled “Testing for Elevated Radon in Oregon Schools - A Protocol and Plan”. A spreadsheet of results is on this web page. See the links titled “Initial Short Term Radon Test Results” and “What do radon test results mean”?

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  • Radon Update - March, 8 2017

    Portland Public Schools is nearly finished with initial radon testing of all occupied ground floor rooms in the district, as described in the PPS 2016/2017 annual radon plan and in accordance with the Oregon Health Authority protocol titled “Testing for Elevated Radon in Oregon Schools - A Protocol and Plan”. A spreadsheet of results are on the radon page of the PPS Healthy and Safe Schools web page. See the links titled “Initial Short Term Radon Test Results” and “What do radon test results mean?”.

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  • Feb. 8: Radon Update for Ockley Green

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    Dear Ockley Green Families,

    As we notified you last week, secondary testing identified that radon levels in the gym at Ockley Green exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Oregon Health Authority’s action levels. Immediate adjustments were made to the ventilation system and test equipment ran over the weekend which reported continued elevated levels (see report below).

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