Two-hour late opening, Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 is a two-hour late opening for most elementary, K-8 and middle schools; classes commence two hours later than usual.  The following schools are closed a full day: Chavez, George, King, Lane, Rigler, Rosa Parks, Scott, Sitton, Vernon, Whitman and Woodmere. High schools are on normal schedule and not impacted by this professional development day.

Superintendent's Message

Historic moment for PPS: Budget strategically reinvests after many lean years

Carole Smith PPS Superintendent

March 31, 2014: Tonight, I had the pleasure of presenting to the Portland School Board my seventh budget message as Superintendent. The $534 million general fund budget I proposed for the 2014-2015 school year represents a significant reinvestment in our schools and is my first budget message where we are able to strategically invest without simultaneously cutting programs. This is really exciting news for our students, our staff, and our community.

Before I dive into the details of my budget proposal, let me highlight a few of the many reasons I consider these historic and truly hopeful times for PPS. [More]


Carole

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Brand new Faubion one step closer

April 17, 2014

The Portland School Board unanimously approved the Master Plans for the rebuilt Faubion PK-8 that is being developed in partnership with Concordia University.   “It’s incredibly exciting and we are all thrilled to see this unique partnership move forward," said Board Director Ruth Adkins. 

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Parents raise record amount for schools

April 17, 2014

The PPS parent community continues to fill gaps and break records with their fundraising, illuminating the countless volunteer hours spent by PPS parents in support of the entire district. In 2012-13, PPS parents raised a record $4.1 million. One-third of all monies raised by parents is set aside in the Portland Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) Equity Fund.

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Gray MS teacher Siedel is Milken winner

April 15, 2014
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Milken Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken surprised Robert Gray Middle School math teacher Teresa Chan Seidel with the national Milken Educator Award April 15 amid a jubilant all-school assembly. Called the "Oscar of Teaching," the award includes a $25,000 prize.

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PPS, Concordia partner on Faubion plan

April 01, 2014
Portland Public Schools, Boora Architects and Concordia University presented the master plan for a proposed Faubion PK-8 School rebuild for school board review March 31.  The Faubion rebuild and modernization of Franklin, Grant and Roosevelt high schools will be paid for with the eight-year, $482 million PPS School Building Improvement Bond. [More]

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