The Portland School District is seeing large turnover—and increasing drama—among the heads of its schools.
On paper, Sara Gandarilla seemed the perfect fit for Rigler Elementary School.
over as Rigler principal last fall—came armed with four years of
bilingual teaching exper
Rigler Elementary is the latest affected by PPS's tumult
Portland Public Schools officials announced Friday morning that Sara Gandarilla, Rigler Elementary School's first-year principal, is going out on medical leave and won't be returning to the school this year or next.
The announcement—following weeks of complaints from teachers about Gandarilla—is just the latest from PPS concerning the abrupt departure of a principal. ...
Accused but not charged with domestic violence, Marti Diaz remains on paid leave
Portland Public Schools has announced Marti Diaz won't be returning to Kelly Elementary School as principal this year or next.
But the uncertainty continues for Diaz, who was arrested Oct. 30 for fourth-degree assault on her partner but never charged with any crime. Po...
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Former Mayor Sam Adams' 2012 rescue will now cost PPS $4.5 million.
Former Mayor Sam Adams made a major splash in 2012 when he announced he would prop up local school district budgets with $7 million in city funds, including $5 million specifically earmarked for Portland Public Schools.
At PPS, Superintendent Carole Smith, school board members and the Portland Association of Teachers union applauded the rescue, crediting it More
Washington state offers an alternative to sending parents to prison. Is Oregon willing to try it?
Michelle Newell busted up her family in
2010 with a repeat conviction for writing bad checks to cover a drug
habit. The state sent her to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in