Schools Committee

The Schools Committee is one of four community committees at the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Join us to advocate for strong schools!

Contact information for schools attended by NECN neighborhood residents is found at the bottom of this page.

For more information or to be added to the Schools Committee announcement list, please contact Claire Adamsick, 503-388-9030 or claire.adamsick@NECoalition.org.

MEETINGS, AGENDAS, MINUTES

Public meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at NECN.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, April 24, 7:00pm Agenda coming soon!

2014 Schools Committee agendas and minutes

2/27/14: Draft Minutes, Agenda

1/23/14: Minutes, Agenda

2013 Schools Committee agendas and minutes

12/05/13: Draft Minutes, Agenda

November: No meeting

10/24/13: Minutes, Agenda

09/26/13: Minutes, Agenda

08/22/13: Minutes, Agenda

07/25/13: Minutes, Agenda

June: No meeting

05/23/13: Minutes, Agenda

04/25/13: Minutes, Agenda

03/28/13: Minutes, Agenda

02/28/13: Minutes, Agenda

01/24/13: Minutes, Agenda

2012 Schools Committee agendas and minutes

12/19/12: Meeting Summary, Agenda

11/29/12: Minutes, Agenda

10/25/12: Draft Minutes, Agenda

09/27/12: Agenda

09/12/12: Minutes

08/23/12: Agenda

07/26/12: Minutes, Agenda

06/20/12: Minutes, Agenda

05/22/12: Minutes, Agenda

April: No meeting

03/06/12: Meeting Summary


COMMITTEE OVERVIEW

NECN’s Schools Committee is composed of N/NE neighbors engaged in research, information-sharing and advocacy around school and education issues, such as:

  • School funding
  • Transparency and accountability in decision-making processes
  • Race, gentrification and equity

This committee:

  • Researches school funding mechanisms, such as Measure 5;
  • Hosts guest speakers such as Matt Morton, Portland Public Schools Board, State Representative Lew Frederick, Steve Novick, Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and representatives from local ballot measure campaigns;
  • Advocates for a fair and equitable process during PPS boundary and enrollment decisions;
  • Connects with NECN’s advocacy process, making recommendations to the NECN Board for public advocacy statements;
  • Reaches out to other community members for information and ideas


SCHOOL & PTA INFORMATION

Students from NECN’s neighborhoods attend the following Portland Public Schools:

Alameda K-5

2732 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-6036
Principal: Raddy Lurie
PTA President: Seth Warren, pta@alamedaschool.org
PTA General Membership Meetings: 7 pm in the Library the first Wednesday of each month (October, February-June)
PTA Executive Board Meetings: 6 pm in the Library the first Wednesday of every month except January


Beach PK-8

1710 N Humboldt St, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 916-6236
Principal: Rebecca Torres
PTA President: Valarie Pearce, president@beachpta.org
PTA Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month at 6:30-8pm

Beverly Cleary-Fernwood K-8

1915 NE 33rd Ave Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-6480
Principal: Terry Geist
Assistant Principal: Melissa Dragich
PTA President: Heather Leek, beverlyclearyschoolpta@gmail.com
PTA Meetings: Second Tuesday, every other month at 6:45pm (January, March, May, etc.)

Beverly Cleary-Hollyrood K-8

3560 NE Hollyrood Ct Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-6766
Principal: Terry Geist
Assistant Principal: Lisa Newlyn
PTA President: Heather Leek, beverlyclearyschoolpta@gmail.com
PTA Meetings: Second Tuesday, every other month at 6:45pm (January, March, May, etc.)

Beaumont 6-8

4043 NE Fremont Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-5610
Principal: Liz Casson-Taylor
PTA President: Neisha Saxena, ptabeaumontpresident@gmail.com
PTA Meetings: The PTA has general meetings (for all interested parties) in the months of October, January, and May on the second Thursday of the month in the Beaumont Library. Executive meetings are held prior to the general meetings in those months, and then additionally in all months from August to June.

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PK-8

620 N Fremont Ave. Portland, OR 97227
(503) 916-6171
Principal: Kevin Bacon (!)
PTA President: Angie Harris, angiemharris@live.com
PTA Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7pm

Chief Joseph K-3

2409 N. Saratoga St. Portland, OR 97217
(503) 916-6255
Principal: Molly Chun; Assistant Principal: Amber Gerber
PTA President: Jess Thompson, jess@cjogpta.org

Faubion PK-8

3039 NE Rosa Parks Way Portland, OR 97211
(503) 916-5686
Principal: LaShawn Lee
PTA President: Jenni Brown, jenknitter@gmail.com
PTA Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the every other month at 6:30

Grant High School

2245 NE 36th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-5160
Principal: Carol Campbell
PTA President: Monica Mueller, monica_mueller@hotmail.com
PTA Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month

Irvington K-8

1320 NE Brazee St. Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-6185
Principal: Lisa McCall
PTA President: Mark Reed, ptapres@irvingtonschool.com
PTA Meetings: First Monday of each month 6:30-8

Jefferson High School

5210 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97217
(503) 916-5180
Principal: Margaret Calvert
PTA President: Jenni Brown, jenknitter@gmail.com
PTA Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm in the Community Room

King PK-8

4906 NE 6th Portland, OR 97211
Principal: Eryn Berg
PTA President: Trace Salmon, trace.salmon@kingpta.org
PTA Meetings: 5:00 for free dinner and conversation on the second Thursday of each month in the school library

Ockley Green 4-8

6031 N Montana Ave. Portland, OR 97217
(503) 916-5660
Principal: Molly Chun; Assistant Principal: Jeb Hubbs
PTA President: Jess Thompson, jess@cjogpta.org

Rigler K-5

5401 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR
(503) 916-6451
Principal: Kristie Lindholm
PTA President: Jesse Chapman, Jesse8chapman@yahoo.com
PTA Meetings: 6-7:30pm second Thursday of every month in the school library

Sabin K-8

4013 NE 18th Ave, Portland, OR 97212
(503) 916-6181
Principal: Andrew Dauch
PTA President: Ken Rumbaugh, rumbaugh@me.com
PTA Meetings: Every other month on second Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm.

Vernon PK-8

2044 NE Killingsworth Portland, OR 97211
(503) 916-6415
Principal: Tina Acker
PTA President: Jared Lewis, zebguin@gmail.com
PTA Meetings: First Wednesday of every month from 5:45-7:15pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Woodlawn PK-8

7200 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97211
(503) 916-6282
Principal: Robin Morrison
PTA President: Cheryl Russell, riorussell@gmail.com