Another busy night for the Portland School Board
Portland Public Schools' teachers, who have been working without a contract
since July 2008, will hold another rally
outside the meeting tonight.
(Here's a summary
of last week's mediation session, from the Portland Association of Teachers
And proponents of a new charter school focused on the recording arts
are also gathering at the meeting tonight
when the School Board will vote on their proposal. Superintendent Carole Smith has endorsed the plan but has asked that the charter school open in 2011, after the district has implemented the first changes of its high-school redesign.