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 is underway and the master planning on Benson,  Lincoln and Madison will begin this fall and winter.

Get Involved

PPS is building futures and we need your help.

The first Master Planning Public Design Workshop for Grant is set for Saturday, Oct. 24th from 9:00-Noon in the GHS library.

These workshops will provide interested citizens, students and school families the opportunity to help shape the master plans for the schools to be modernized or rebuilt. To learn more click here.


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

The next BAC Meeting is Wed., October 21st from 4:30-6:30p.m. Location TBD

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)

In June 2012, the Portland School Board adopted a ten-year school facilities plan.
Learn more about the plan, and the process to develop it, on the Long Range Facilities Plan webpage.


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.

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

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

More modernized high schools begin to blossom   Sept. 29, 2015

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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