Portland Public Schools is planning to make changes to the boundaries and programs
of neighborhood schools that feed to Jefferson. This is an attempt to balance enrollment, easing overcrowding on some schools and directing students to schools that have too few students. Schools in the cluster potentially impacted are: Beech, Boise-Eliot, Chief Joseph, Faubion, King, Ockley Green, Vernon, and Woodlawn.
Options currently on the table include closing some schools, sending neighborhood or immersion programs to different locations or redirecting portions of neighborhoods to other schools; all have significant impacts on our neighborhood schools and their surrounding communities.
NECN’s Schools Committee is participating in this process and plans to attend each of the meetings listed below. Join them in learning about changes happening in neighborhood schools coalition-wide! Families, students, local businesses, neighborhood associations, and community organizations such as churches and civic groups all need to give input at these meetings on decisions that will impact our school.
What can I do to help?
The District needs to hear from everyone in the community. Please get in touch with
NECN’s Schools Committee at strongschools[at]necoalition.org if you know anyone with neighborhood church or neighborhood business contacts, local childcare providers, neighborhood civic groups, neighborhood non-profits, or neighborhood social networks. We will make sure they get invited to meetings!
Please plan now to attend and to speak up for your neighborhood families, students and community.
The District’s meeting schedule meeting schedule has been posted online, check there for any changes. As of September 28:
1710 N. Humboldt St. (97217)
Oct. 10, 6-7:30 pm, Auditorium
Oct. 16, 6-7:30 pm, ESL Family Night, Auditorium
620 N. Fremont St. (97227)
Oct. 5, 8:45-10 am, Library
Chief Joseph PK-5
2409 N. Saratoga St. (97217)
Oct. 17, 6:30-8 pm, Library
3039 NE Portland Blvd. (97211)
Oct. 15, 8:45-10:30 am, Cafeteria
Oct 27, 12-2 pm Cafeteria
4906 NE 6th Ave. (97211)
Oct. 19, Principal’s Coffee, 9:15-11, Media Center
Oct. 23, 6-7:30 pm, Media Center
Ockley Green K-8
6031 N. Montana Ave. (97217)
Oct. 15, 5:40-6:40 pm, Auditorium
2044 NE Killingsworth St. (97211)
October 11, 6-7:30 pm, Multi-purpose room
7200 NE 11th Ave. (97211)
October 8, 6:30-8 pm, Auditorium
To learn more about the schools the District is looking at this year: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/enrollment-transfer/7722.htm
To learn more about the words and expressions the District uses to describe what is going on:
Schedule for upcoming District Meetings at area schools: