The options – in different ways – address the cluster’s most compelling need: bolstering middle grade enrollment so that all schools can offer the program that prepares students well for high school and college.
Proposed changes at specific schools include:
School boundary changes, consolidation options and challenges and opportunities associated with each option are included in a letter sent to families today.
“These two options represent different ways of improving educational opportunities for students,” noted Executive Director for School and Operations Support Harriet Adair. Adding, “These are not final decisions. We need feedback on these options so our superintendent can make an informed recommendation to the school board.”
PPS now wants to hear from students, school staff, families and community members, including: what they like or dislike about each option; if they prefer one over the other and why; and what would make the options work for them. Feedback may be given in multiple ways:
After considering feedback on the options Superintendent Carole Smith will make a single recommendation to the Portland School Board. The school board will hold a public hearing and vote on the recommendation at a meeting next month.
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