On January 27, the Portland Public Schools board voted 6-1 to start school August 29, 2016 and end June 9, 2017. The 2016-2017 school calendar has scheduled parent/teacher conferences on November 9 and 10.

An amendment indicates that planning for 2017-18 year will begin immediately after bargaining ends, no later than November, to give families and staff more time to plan.

The board voted 6-1 to adopt Superintendent Carole Smith’s recommendation. Steve Buel voted against the recommendation. Student Board Member Katie Davidson voted in favor of the recommendation. You can see the calendar here.