Share your budget priorities for schools

Superintendent Carole Smith will propose a 201516 budget for Portland Public Schools on March 31. In May, the Portland School Board will vote on the budget.

Come learn about how PPS is funded and how the money is spent. Come share your views with PPS leaders about the programs and offerings that you believe should be invested in.

Budget Workshops: Learn where PPS gets its funding and how the money is spent.

  • February 23, 6—7:30pm, Benson High School, 546 NE 12th Avenue
  • February 26, 6—7:30pm, Chavez K—8 School, 5103 N Willis Boulevard (in Spanish)

Town Hall Meeting with Portland School Board and Superintendent Carole Smith:

  • March 4, 6pm—7:30pm, Jefferson High School, 5210 N Kerby Avenue

Town Hall Meetings with Superintendent Smith:

  • March 11, 6—7:30pm, Cleveland High School, 3400 SE 26th Avenue
  • March 12, 6—7:30pm, Madison High School, 2735 NE 82nd Avenue
  • March 16, 6—7:30pm, Lincoln High School, 1600 SW Salmon Street

Town Hall Meetings with Portland School Board:

  • April 13 , 6—7:30pm, Wilson High School, 1151 SW Vermont Street
  • April 21, 6—7:30pm, Franklin High School, 5405 SE Woodward Street
  • April 27, 6—7:30pm, Roosevelt High School, 6941 N Central Street (in Spanish)

Child care provided. Interpretation in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Russian and Somali, except at Spanish-language meetings, where English interpretation is provided.

More information and translations of this announcement are found here: or email


Be heard: Complete the Successful Schools Survey

Now through February 28, PPS provides an important opportunity for families, staff and students to share their experiences in our schools. The Successful Schools Survey focuses on school climate, and comes at the request of the Portland School Board and Superintendent Carole Smith.

Surveys are filled out anonymously. Overall survey results will be shared with the community and used to shape individual school improvement plans.

The survey is available to 5th, 7th and 10th grade students, PPS staff and PPS families of all students at all grade levels. The survey is available in English, Chinese, Somali, Spanish, Russian and Vietnamese. Learn more and access the survey here.