School Building Improvement Bond

Work has begun on the voter approved eight-year, School Building Improvement Bond. The bond will rebuild three high schools and replace one grade school. It will also fix leaking and deteriorating roofs, and make seismic safety, access and science classroom upgrades at up to 63 other schools.

For the summer of 2014 a new group of twelve schools from across the district will receive improvement projects.  In 2013 work at six schools were completed on time and on budget employing hundreds of workers from local companies.

Master planning for the full modernization of the historic Franklin and Roosevelt high schools and the replacement of Faubion PK-8 is underway and we are seeking your input at a series of upcoming Public Design Workshops.

Read the original bond proposal: English | 中文 | Русский | Soomaaliga | Español | Tiếng Việt

Get Involved

PPS is building futures and we need your help.  Attend an upcoming Public Design Workshop.


The Bond Accountability Committee communicates key information related to the bond to the School Board, public groups, organizations and stakeholders. [Read more]

Bond Auditor Report, June 2014

BAC response to Auditor Report

Read the latest BAC Report

Bond Details & Timeline

The $482 million school construction bond prioritizes: high schools, seismic upgrades, increased accessibility and existing partnerships that include capital funding commitments that leverage bond funds. Learn Bond details and see a timeline here [View timeline]

View the one-year Bond progress report presented to the School Board



Stay informed

Frequently Asked Questions: Learn more about bond project budgets, design decision making and public involvement pathways.

12 schools will receive improvements this summer. Visit the 2014 summer project webpage for more information.

Check out the latest Roosevelt Project Director's Newsletter #5 here.

Watch a video about student participation in the Bond work at Franklin’s Construction Career Day.

See the video of Roosevelt Principal Charlene Williams talking about why she is excited about the RHS modernization plans.

Important information about the summer closure of the Creston Children’s Dental Clinic.

View 10 Things To Know About The Roosevelt Master Plan

View the approved District Education Specifications for Comprehensive High Schools (Ed Specs)

Bond Project Status

Got questions about the Franklin or Roosevelt modernization or the Faubion rebuild? Get the FAQ's:

Franklin Modernization FAQ's

Roosevelt Modernization FAQ's

Faubion Rebuild FAQs.

The summer 2013 Improvement projects were completed on time and on budget.  The summer 2014 Improvement projects have been announced.


Get Connected

For more information about any school building improvement bond projects email

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Or call us  at 503-916-2222

To receive project specific updates and events notices.  Join the Franklin project mailing list:

Join the Roosevelt Rebuild Newsletter mailing list here.

Join the Faubion project mailing list.

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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