Latest Reconfiguration News

11/13/2006

Superintendent to make recommendations for school change based on community conversations

Younger Siblings in Boundary Change Area

The Portland School Board on November 30 will vote on a resolution that would give high transfer priority to younger siblings in areas where the neighborhood attendance boundaries have changed. That will allow them a greater chance -- but not a guarantee -- to transfer to their former neighborhood school to join older sisters and brothers.

05/24/2006

Portland School Board approves plans to create 19 K-8 schools, close four buildings to improve student achievement and cut facilities, administration costs

Community Conversations (Phase 2)

School-Community Conversations about the Reconfiguration Process

07/07/2006

06/01/2006

Facilitated Community Conversations Calendar

05/24/2006

Supporting Documents

Translations

Enrollment Information

Facilities Information

Schools with Ongoing Conversations

New: Rosa Parks Elementary School (04/17/2007)

Community Conversations about the future (2008-09) grade configuration and attendance boundaries of Rosa Parks Elementary School began April 10, 2007. The process will include a series of community meetings to explore whether to recommend a PreK-5 grade configuration or an expansion plan to grow to PreK-8. Each scenario has implications for enrollment boundaries that will be explored with all potentially impacted schools in the Roosevelt Cluster in a series of community meetings.

School Profile

Rosa Parks Facility Maps

Rosa Parks Community Meeting Documents
New - Rosa Parks Community Meeting Documents Reconfiguration Recommendation Documents

George Middle School, James John and Sitton Elementary Schools

Roosevelt Conversation Update (06/06/2006)

Formal meetings for our community conversation have wrapped up for the summer and will resume in September. The next meeting dates are September 28, 2006, 6 pm at George Middle School, and October 5th at 6 pm at James John.

The Process

The communities of George Middle School and its feeder schools, Sitton and James John Elementary Schools, will undertake a facilitated planning process to develop options for improving educational performance in the area. The process will consider whether to recommend a different grade configuration for the schools or whether to maintain a middle school. The recommendations may include grade reconfigurations and/or strategies for increasing the quality of programming and the community commitment to the current configuration. Any scenario must be designed to increase student achievement.

School Profiles

Roosevelt Facility Maps

District Maps

Roosevelt Community Meeting Documents

Rose City Park, West of 57th, Fernwood, Hollyrood, Alameda and Beaumont Elementary Schools

The Process

The communities of Fernwood, Hollyrood, Alameda, Laurelhurst, Beaumont and Rose City Park will undertake a facilitated planning process to assign Rose City Park students who lie west of NE 57th to a school or schools in the Grant cluster and to consolidate the Hollyrood K-3 building with the new Fernwood K-8 program by the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. If two buildings need to remain open to accommodate the number of students, the two buildings will be operated as one school under the direction of one building administrator.

School Profiles

Grant Facility Maps

District Maps

Grant Community Meeting Documents

Grant Community Meeting Appendix

Binnsmead Middle School, Bridger and Clark Elementary Schools

The Process

The communities of Binnsmead Middle School, Bridger and Clark Elementary Schools, and the Creative Science School will undertake a facilitated planning process to provide for a separate location for the Creative Science School and a K-8 structure in the Binnsmead building. The goal of this process is to determine how to phase out the Binnsmead middle school program, to provide CSS with its own facility in which to grow, and to allow Clark, Bridger and CSS to grow to K-8 by adjusting boundaries and moving programs. The community is asked to provide input into which programs should move, and how to draw the boundaries. The recommendations should be designed to begin implementation by the beginning of the 2007-08 school year.

School Profiles

Binnsmead Facility Maps

District Maps

Binnsmead Community Meeting Documents

Lane Middle School, Kelly, Whitman and Woodmere Elementary Schools

The Process

The communities of Lane Middle School and Whitman, Woodmere and Kelly Elementary School will undertake a facilitated planning process to develop options for improving educational performance in the middle school years in the area. The process will consider whether to recommend a different grade configuration for the schools or whether to maintain a middle school. The recommendations may include grade reconfigurations, boundary changes, and/or strategies for increasing the quality of programming and the community commitment to the current configuration. Any scenario must be designed to increase student achievement.

School Profiles

Lane Facility Maps

District Maps

Lane Middle School Community Meeting Documents

Sellwood Middle School, Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn Elementary Schools and Winterhaven K-8

The Process

The communities of Sellwood Middle School, Llewellyn, Grout, Lewis, and Duniway neighborhood Elementary Schools, and Winterhaven K-8 School will undertake a facilitated planning process to recommend the closure of one building in the Cleveland cluster by the beginning of the 2007-08 school year. The recommendation may also include changes in grade configurations, boundary changes and/or other strategies to balance enrollments across buildings so that schools reach a minimum size of 400 students.

School Profiles

Sellwood Facility Maps

District Maps

Sellwood Middle School Community Meeting Documents

Lincoln Cluster Schools

The Process

Schools in the Lincoln cluster will undertake a facilitated planning process to develop options forr reducing the enrollment at Lincoln High School and East/West Sylvan Middle School, with the eventual goal of closing the East Sylvan annex. The recommendations may include boundary changes, grade reconfigurations and/or other strategies. The recommendations should be designed to begin implementation by the beginning of the 2007-08 school.

School Profiles

Lincoln Cluster Facility Maps

District Maps

Lincoln Cluster Community Meeting Documents

Rieke Elementary

Superintendent Phillips had proposed merging Rieke Elementary School in Robert Gray Middle School to create a K-8. This fall, 282 students are enrolled at Rieke, which is in the Hillsdale neighborhood. The neighborhood and school community asked Portland Public Schools for a chance to grow their enrollment by attracting more families in the neighborhood, allowing them to reach a student body closer to 400, a size the school district considers sustainable and better able to offer a well-rounded curriculum. On October 13, the Rieke community submitted a marketing plan to accomplish that goal.

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