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Superintendent's Message

Rounding the corner toward back-to-school

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

August 5, 2015: At PPS, summer break is giving way to back-to-school prep. Rosa Parks students are in session as part of their year-around school; Summer Scholars will soon wrap up the last of two sessions; incoming kindergarteners and 9th graders are getting head starts through the Early Kindergarten Transition and Ninth Grade Counts programs; and construction crews are on time and on budget upgrading 27 schools, modernizing Faubion, Franklin and Roosevelt and readying Marshall and Tubman for Franklin and Faubion students respectively. 

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New instruments arrive!
PPS has received nearly 1,300 new band instruments to be distributed throughout PPS schools this fall.

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Join campaign to reconnect students

August 20, 2015
The Fifth Annual Reconnection Door-Knocking Campaign is Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8:30 am to 1 pm to help get students who have left school reconnected.

PPS Board to explore renovating Roosevelt shop building into career-learning space

August 06, 2015

The Portland School Board on Aug. 4 directed PPS staff to examine whether an old, free-standing, automotive shop on the Roosevelt High School campus could be remodeled into career-learning space at some point in the future. 


Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


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