Renew. Invest. Modernize
Now more than ever, Portland’s children need our support. This November, we have the opportunity to invest in our city's future and vote YES on Measure 26-215 to modernize Portland Public Schools so students can safely learn, grow, and thrive.
Did you know? This Bond renews our current tax rate, makes an historic investment in our most underserved students, modernizes educational tools decades out of date, and addresses the most urgent health, safety and building systems across the school district.
It’s not often that voters have a chance to make a $1.2 billion dollar investment in our schools without raising taxes, but we can do just that! The 2020 Bond proposal would simply renew the existing tax rate you currently pay. This Bond gives us the chance to continue renewing our aging school buildings with health, safety and basic building improvements.
- Repair or replace leaking roofs
- Install new HVAC systems
- Invest in security upgrades
- Implement seismic retrofits
It’s past time we make investments in students, families and communities that have been underserved for too long. This Bond centers racial equity, social justice and access for all.
- Allocates $310 million for a new/modernized Jefferson High School
- Funds the creation of a Center for Black Student Excellence which includes focused investments in North and Northeast Portland neighborhood schools
- Removes physical barriers to accessibility in all schools across the district as well as increased funding for special education
We must modernize both the schools where our kids learn and the tools and materials they are taught with
- Replace outdated textbooks and technology with modern and updated materials and devices
- Complete Benson Polytechnic High School
- Design and complete pre-construction work to modernize Cleveland and Wilson High Schools
- Build a Multiple Pathways to Graduation learning center at Benson High School
A Resolution of Portland Public Schools, Multnomah County School District No. 1J, Multnomah County, Oregon, Calling a Measure Election to Submit to the Electors of the District the Question of Authorizing $1,208,000,000 of General Obligation Bonds and Providing for Related Matters.
Bond Accountability Committee Review of the Bond Proposal
The Bond Accountability Committee (BAC) Charter was amended last October to add a requirement for review of future District bond planning, including cost estimating processes and risk management strategies. The Charter instructs the BAC to provide, as requested, advice on these matters to the Board.
Actual Ballot Language and Detail Where the Money Goes
BONDS TO IMPROVE HEALTH, SAFETY, LEARNING BY MODERNIZING, REPAIRING SCHOOLS Shall Portland Public Schools repair, modernize schools; replace technology, and
update curriculum; by issuing bonds estimated to maintain current tax rate?
Albina Vision Trust Center for Black Student Excellence Presentation
A dristributed model that engages the city.