Well here we are finally at spring break. I don’t know about the students but the teachers are ready to take a little breather before we hit the home stretch.
This week I would like to clarify the staffing information that I sent out last week. My goal is to have all classrooms, grades K-8, be at 30 students or below. With the information I sent out last week, I was able to reach that goal. The key component to making this all work for next year is that we are able to raise as much money through the Foundation as we have in the past. I included an extra 2 staff members in last week’s proposal based on our average Foundation fundraising for the past couple of years.
Some people ask which staff members the Foundation Funds are paying for. The way I look at the Foundation Funds is that they are not necessarily paying for an individual but they are helping us to lower class sizes and maintain current levels of programming for our school as a whole. Without those funds, we would have to make some very difficult decisions. However, the dollar amount we need to maintain the staffing I sent out last week is a conservative estimate and is very doable if we all work together to make it happen.
I hope this helps to clarify the situation and demonstrate how important it is that we all work together at the Auction to strengthen the learning environment for our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me an email.
I hope that you are able to spend some time this spring break enjoying your families and if you are travelling that you have a safe journey.
Have a great spring break!
Beverly Cleary K-8
1915 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, OR 97212
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Dear PPS staff and families,
Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates. We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date. Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.
Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force
Dear PPS Families,
Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up.