School Building Improvement Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

  • PPS has now replaced and brought back online the majority of drinking fountains and kitchen faucets in the common areas of most schools. These faucets now meet or exceed PPS water quality standards which are better than those mandated by the EPA. A significant number of  classroom drinking faucets were also brought back online.  Bottled water use has been dramatically reduced. Each school is different, and each fixture must be tested and re-tested before we can label it safe for drinking. To see the status of drinking fixtures at your school, click on this chart and this schedule for when future work will be accomplished. We are now including a chart for the additional work done on classroom fixtures. These documents will be updated on a regular basis.

    Beverly Cleary Fernwood, and Martin Luther King Jr. School received new seismically strengthened roofs. These schools also received ADA improvements plus new fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm improvements. Lewis Elementary received a full seismic retrofit to bring it up to modern seismic code thanks to a seismic rehabilitation grant from Business Oregon. Lewis also received new fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems and ADA improvements. Health and safety work at Chapman Elementary and Jefferson High School included the removal and replacement of asbestos containing flooring throughout the building. 

    Modernization work is also proceeding. The School Board has approved the master plan for the new Kellogg Middle School and construction begins this summer. Final design work continues at Madison High School and construction will begin this summer. Lincoln High School is nearing completion of its schematic design plan and at Benson Polytechnic, the master plan was approved and a decision has been made for Multiple Pathway to Graduation programs to remain at a modernized Benson.

    Construction at Grant High School continues and nearly all the exterior work on the new Grant is complete. Grant is the last project from the 2012 Bond and will re-open at the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    Based on the latest project budget projections from the modernization/rebuild projects the program is now $89 to $125 million dollars below the amount needed to deliver these projects as envisioned in the initial master planning phase.  The Office of School Modernization is working with the School Board for opportunities and options to rectify the situation. PPS remains committed to deliver robust high school and middle school projects and to maintain the trust of voters in our community.

Bond Community Engagement Slide Show

FDW 9_21 Students in design teams at work #2
  • Get Connected
    For more information about any school building improvement bond projects email schoolmodernization@pps.net

    Or call us  at 503-916-2222