Portland Public Schools capital bond delayed



Portland Public Schools capital bond delayed

Prior to the Portland Public School (PPS) Board’s decision to wait until May 2017 to ask voters to approve a capital bond for schools, the Alliance had advocated that the bond include all three high schools (Benson, Lincoln and Madison) that were originally planned for renovation, while also making priority investments to address lead contamination in the schools.
Prior to the Portland Public School (PPS) Board’s decision to wait until May 2017 to ask voters to approve a capital bond for schools, the Alliance had advocated that the bond include all three high schools (Benson, Lincoln and Madison) that were originally planned for renovation, while also making priority investments to address lead contamination in the schools. The delay in sending the bond to voters will allow the PPS Board to prioritize a national search for the replacement of Superintendent Carole Smith, who announced her retirement last week. The Alliance will continue to work with PPS when they revisit the bond proposal next spring. Read the letter.