School Building Improvement Bond

Work is well underway 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, accessibility and science classroom improvements at up to 63 other schools.

This summer in 2015 an ambitious slate of twenty-seven schools had their Bond work completed on time and on budget. During the summer of 2014 twelve schools had improvement projects completed on time and on budget.  In 2013 work at six schools were also completed on time and on budget. These projects employ hundreds of workers from local companies. 

Construction continues on the Modernization of historic Franklin and Roosevelt high schools with a significant amount of work having been accomplished thus far. The Faubion PK-8 replacement project is in design development. Master planning on Grant begins in a few weeks.

Get Involved

PPS is building futures and we need your help. Regularly check this site for the latest information and project updates.


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

Read the latest BAC Report

Read the May 2015 Bond Auditor's 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. See a timeline of Bond program work here.

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


Stay informed

Get the latest Roosevelt Construction updates here

Check out the latest Bond project videos here.

Summer Bond work on 27 schools was completed on time and on budget.

View a graphic of the Bond work that has been accomplished so far and what is still to come.

View the Roosevelt project flyer that describes construction impacts  Español  Soomaaliga

View Franklin Modernization info-flyer
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View the Faubion Project info-flyer  Español

View the Grant Modernization flyer | Español

Bond Project FAQs

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

Franklin Modernization FAQ's

Roosevelt Modernization FAQ's

Faubion Rebuild FAQ's

Grant Modernization FAQ's

General Bond Frequently Asked Questions


Get Connected

For more information about any school building improvement bond projects email

Or call us  at 503-916-2222

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

Join the Roosevelt project Newsletter mailing list here.

Join the Faubion project mailing list.

Join the Grant project mailing

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In The News

PPS announces major improvement projects for 27 schools  March 3, 2015
[See the KGW TV Video story]

Bond money continues to improve schools  March 3, 2015
[See the KOIN TV Video story]

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