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 will receive facility improvements as part of the Bond. 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. To see a video on the summer 2014 work click here.

Construction begins this summer on the historic Franklin and Roosevelt high schools. The Faubion PK-8 replacement project is now in the design development phase.

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]

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. See a timeline of Bond program work here.

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



Stay informed

Check out the latest Bond project videos here.

The next set of 27 schools that will receive summer Bond work  have been announced. See if your school is on the list.

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

View the new Roosevelt project flyer that describes the impacts of upcoming construction  Español Soomaaliga

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

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

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

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

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]

For more stories, visit our News and Media archives