• Q: What is the size of Portland Public Schools?

  • Q: How old are PPS school buildings?

  • Q: How is PPS funded and how are resources spent?

  • Q: Why do school districts seek construction bonds?

  • Q: Are there other ways can PPS raise money for rebuilding schools?

  • Q: What would the proposed school construction bond (M 26-144) pay for?

  • Q: How much would M 26-144 cost?

  • Q: Why does Measure 26-144 look different than the May 2011 bond program?

  • Q: How were these school construction priorities chosen?

  • Q: What schools would receive targeted educational and facilities improvements?

  • Q: How were schools chosen for renovation or replacement?

  • Q: Why aren’t bond funds allocated equally across all schools?

  • Q: Will teachers and families have input on how schools should be designed, if a school is renovated or replaced?

  • Q: How long does it take to rebuild a school? Where would students go in the meantime?

  • Q: Would a bond eliminate the need for portable/modular classrooms throughout the district?

  • Q: Has PPS had a bond before? What did that pay for?

  • Q: Could PPS sell closed buildings and extra property to pay for school construction?

  • Q: Why would some school buildings be renovated rather than replaced?

  • Q: How has PPS addressed seismic issues to date?

  • Q: How will PPS maintain newly renovated buildings appropriately?

  • Q: Does PPS have too many schools?

  • Q: Will PPS keep all 78 schools open for the next 30 years?