Dear PPS Community,

I am aware that many of our families and students are fearful in this current political environment and that those fears were elevated by the president’s recent executive order. In light of this latest action, we must all be sensitive and supportive to those in our community who feel this uncertainty, especially those from our immigrant and Muslim communities.

I want to you assure you that Portland Public Schools remains committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students, staff and families — and this is a core value that we will not abandon.

Read the rest of Bob McKean’s message.