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Portland Public Schools propose big changes to accommodate growth

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Numerous changes, including possibly moving school boundaries, are being proposed by Portland Public Schools to account for an expected spike in future growth.

According to research from the district, enrollment in Portland Public Schools is projected to grow by around 5,000 students to 53,000 by 2025. The district wants to create building blocks for ‘right sizing’ schools to accommodate the upcoming growth.

A community-led advisory committee is collaborating on proposals to manage the projected growth and support learning.

According to the district, changes includes moving boundaries, changing grade configurations, expanding existing schools, and reopening schools that were closed.

The district is holding two social media town hall discussions on the changes. Monday from noon to 1:00 p.m., the district will answers questions on Twitter sent to @PPSConnect using the hashtag #AskPPS, and it is holding a hour-long Facebook Town Hall Monday starting at 7:00 p.m.

The first community meeting is happening Monday, November 9 at Hosford Middle School.

To find more information about the upcoming change proposals and a list of community meetings, visit pps.k12.or.us.   

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