Help us spread the word: changes coming to neighborhood schools!

Do you know a parent (or future parent) with children going to Beech, Boise-Eliot, Chief Joseph, Faubion, King, Ockley Green, Vernon or Woodlawn schools?

Portland Public Schools (PPS) plans to make changes to the boundaries and programs of the neighborhood schools above, known as the Jefferson Cluster, in an attempt to balance enrollment, easing overcrowding on some schools and directing students to schools that have too few students.

Why is this important? Schools in your area may be changed, beginning next year, so that all students have access to a full academic program. Changes could include moving boundary lines or special program locations, changing a school’s grade structure, and—only as a last resort—consolidating or closing schools.

Please spread the word and invite neighbors to:
What:
Community Forum regarding Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing
When: Tuesday, November 13th, 5:30-8PM
Where:
Jefferson High School Cafeteria, 5210 N Kerby St.

PPS is seeking additional input at a community forum on such key issues as how and whether to convert some schools back to K-5 and 6-8 structures.

Forum Details: School representatives will share information about their programs from 5:30-6 pm. General presentation begins at 6 pm. Refreshments, interpretation services and free child care for children ages 3-12. Child care space is limited. Please call 503-916-3205 to sign-up in advance.

More information Here: Enrollment-Balancing-Flier-Next-Steps-Nov2012 and Enrollment-Balancing-Flier-Next-Steps-Nov2012-Spanish.pdf

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