Event Descriptions & Proceedings
Upcoming Events rev. 5/8/2012
No events scheduled.
Adapting Historic Schools for the Future • 4/5 • Abernethy School Auditorium
Learn why historic schools matter, the environmental value of building reuse, and about adapting historic schools for 21st century learning.
Beyond Accessibility: Universal Design for Learning• 3/8 • Grant High School
Learn about PPS needs and efforts to make schools more accessible for students and their families.
Buildings & Learning 101 • 1/26, 2/2, 2/8, 2/29 • Various locations
PPS Chief Operating Officer C.J. Sylvester and Director of Facilities Tony Magliano report on the condition of school district buildings, talk about research on the relationship between building conditions and student achievement, and provide an overview of seismic, accessibility and related financial issues, as well as answer questions.
Earthquakes and Schools: Assessments, Risk, Improvements • 3/14 • Blanchard Education Service Center
Learn about seismic activity in our region, implications for older buildings, seismic work accomplished through the PPS 1995 bond measure and additional work that needs to be done.
Green Schools: PPS Sustainability Progress Report • 2/23 • Vernon PK-8 School
PPS Resource Conservation Specialist Nancy Bond and Energy Specialist Jeff Hamman talk about what’s being done and what is planned to make our schools more environmentally sustainable.
The Inside Story of PPS Maintenance • 1/25 • Grant High School
PPS Director of Facilities Tony Magliano details what’s involved to protect the health and safety of students and maintain an adequate learning environment. Topics include roofs, electrical systems and heating systems as well as the process for identifying maintenance priorities.
School Funding and Finance: Paying for Buildings and Teachers • 2/7 • Blanchard Education Service Center
PPS Deputy Chief Financial Officer David Wynde deciphers the state school funding formula, explain the difference between capital funds and operating funds, and answer questions about school budgets and financial matters.
Tour of Rosa Parks: Early 21st Century School Design in Action • 1/24 • Rosa Parks Elementary School
Architect John Weekes leads a tour of the newest school in Portland Public Schools. Rosa Parks was designed for and enjoys active community. It has flexible common spaces for each cluster of classrooms, a dedicated space for parents near the front door and building innovations to reduce energy use.