Portland School Board Member David Wynde Not Running Again

David Wynde

 Citing the huge time commitment that service on the Portland School Board has meant for him and his family, two-term member David Wynde announced he will not seek re-election this May.Wynde, who voted last December against the closure of Marshall High School, is the only incumbent among four board members facing re-election to announce he won't run again. (Board members Bobbie Regan and Ruth ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 HANK STERN

Mayor Adams All "Atwitter" About Lincoln High

Mayor Sam Adams is weighing in on Portland Public Schools' high school redesign process. Judging from the emails I'm now getting from anxious parents about the upcoming changes, he may want to be careful what he Tweets. Here's the mayor's latest: David Wynde is a two-term school board member. Dick Spies is a former Lincoln High parent from Group Mackenzie Architects. Lincoln, Portland's ...   More
Thursday, November 19, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

PPS Considers Exceptions To Transfer Ban

A few bits of news about the high-school redesign emerged at last night's Portland School Board meeting, and if it weren't for -- wait for it -- School Board Member David Wynde, nobody in the room would have acknowledged that news. Here's the shocker (or non-shocker, depending on how cynical you are): The school district might "carve out an exception" to its proposed ban on neighborhood-to-neighborhood ...   More
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Public Schools on State Budget Woes: Substantial Staffing Reductions Are Likely

This week's news that there's another big hole topping a half-billion dollars in Oregon's state budget has landed hard on Portland Public Schools. This afternoon, school board member David Wynde — chair of the board's finance, audit and operations committee — estimated in a letter to PPS families that the impact to the school district will be $19 million, the equivalent of 200-plus teaching ...   More
Thursday, May 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Read the Transcript: School Board Member David Wynde's "No" Vote Explained

Never before have I posted the transcript of a lengthy monologue by a Portland School Board member. But David Wynde's off-the-cuff speech explaining his "no" vote Tuesday night, when the School Board approved Marshall High School's closure in a 4-3 split, warrants a full read from anyone concerned about public education. What follows is an unedited transcript of what Wynde had to say. Beth Slovic David ...   More
Friday, October 15, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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