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 , and make seismic safety, access and science classroom upgrades at up to 63 other schools.

During the summer of 2014 a new group of 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. To see a video on the summer 2014 work click here.

With master planning & schematic design complete, construction on the historic Franklin and Roosevelt high schools is less than a year away. The Faubion PK-8 replacement project has completed master planning and is now completing the schematic design phase.

Get Involved

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

Bond Development Committee recommends next three high schools for modernization - Benson Polytechnic, Lincoln, and Madison.  Read the PULSE story here.


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

Check out the latest Bond project videos here.

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

The summer 2014 Improvement projects were again completed on time and budget. Visit the 2014 summer project webpage for more information.

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View the new Fall 2014 Franklin Modernization info-flyer
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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 project FAQ's:

Franklin Modernization FAQ's

Roosevelt Modernization FAQ's

Faubion Rebuild FAQs.

Learn more about overall bond project budgets, design decision making and public involvement pathways on our Bond Frequently Asked Questions Page


Get Connected

For more information about any school building improvement bond projects email

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Join the Roosevelt Rebuild Newsletter mailing list here.

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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]

For more stories, visit our News and Media archives