Portland Public Schools
six-year, $548 million construction bond to the Portland School Board
  • Brand new campuses for eight schools, including Cleveland, Jefferson and Roosevelt high schools as well as Fabion, Laurelhurst, Markham, Rigler and fire-damaged Marysville. Smith says Jefferson would be rebuilt with a far smaller footprint to accommodate only 700 students. Lincoln High, which sits inside the boundaries of Mayor Sam Adams' newly proposed urban-renewal district, would get plans for a new design under the bond proposal's current guidelines.
  • Thirty-eight K-8 and middle schools would get new science labs.
  • Thirty-three elementary schools would get covered playgrounds. But that proposal comes with no guarantee that the school district won't again consider cutting PE.
  • All 85 schools in the district will get new security systems that would allow teachers to have access to buildings using key-cards.