On June 16, a Multnomah County inspector alerted the school district, which owns the pool, about lead paint concerns. On June 17, PPS made the determination to close the pool and is working with Portland Parks & Recreation, which operates the pool, to communicate with impacted pool patrons and families. PPS emailed Buckman School families and staff about the matter on Friday morning.

Patrons who have questions or concerns about lead paint should contact the Multnomah County Lead Line at 503-988-4000 or leadline@multco.us. Buckman Pool is managed by Portland Parks & Recreation but housed in a building owned by Portland Public Schools.