Summer Bond Projects

In the summer of 2014 a slate of twelve schools received School Building Improvement Bond work. The work was again completed on time and on budget. This was double the number of school projects that took place the previous summer in 2013. These and future summer projects will fix leaking and deteriorating roofs, and make seismic safety, accessibility and science classroom improvements. The work is scheduled during the summer to minimize the impact on schools and students. Up to 63 schools will eventually receive upgrades and improvements over consecutive summers.

Summer 2014 Bond Work

The following schools received Summer 2014 Improvement Project work: Arleta (K-8), Beach (PK-8), Boise- Eliot/Humboldt (PK-8), Chief Joseph (K-3), Creston (K-8), Grout (K-5), Hosford (6-8), James John (K-5), King (PK-8), Lane (6-8) , Vernon (K-8) and Woodlawn (PK-8). All the work was completed on time and on budget.

Summer 2013 Bond Work

Successfully completed improvement projects for the summer of 2013 took place at Alameda K-5, Bridlemile K-5, Laurelhurst K-8, Lewis K-8 and Wilson High School.  The work was completed on time and on budget. Learn more about those projects by clicking on each school's name.



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PPS is prioritizing the summer of 2014 improvement projects based on expected seismic performance ratings; the condition of roofs, accessibility and science classrooms; the proportion of underserved students; and ability to accomplish the work effort in a timely manner.

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In The News

Is PPS spending $482m bond well?  January 23, 2014

When Portland voters approved a $482 million bond to upgrade schools in the area, an expansion of existing schools was not mentioned. But a KOIN 6 News investigation reveals the expansion plans can be done along with the voter-approved upgrades and still come in on — or under — budget. [Read more]

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