• Please answer questions to help set policies that will guide enrollment and program balancing work

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    As Portland Public Schools continues a multi-year process to balance student enrollment and programs across our district, the Board of Education is undertaking revisions to three policies that will guide the work.

    To help inform those revisions, the district’s Community Engagement team is collecting feedback through a questionnaire.

    Take the questionnaire

    The three policies that will be amended are (click on name to read the full policy):

    • 10.045-P: “Student Assignment to Neighborhood Schools.” The policy establishes a process for assigning students to neighborhood schools, and provides consistent guidelines for changes to school boundaries.
    • 10.051-P: “Student Enrollment and Transfers.” The policy intends to provide equal access to educational options for all resident students through an open, fair and accessible process and to promote equity and diversity in student transfers and admissions.
    • 10.022-P: “Education Options Policy.” The policy seeks to implement goals by offering students and their families the support they need to make informed choices among a variety of educational options, and to provide consistent guidelines and procedures for educational options.

    Enrollment and program balancing is part of the district's multi-pronged effort to optimize the use of PPS facilities while supporting our efforts to reimagine the school experience for students, particularly at the middle grades. The process will begin with southeast schools in preparation for the opening of Kellogg Middle School in fall of 2021.

    The policies will guide the work, which will include deep engagement with community members who will serve as our partners in this effort.