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Portland schools ready to end dress code called vague, judgmental, anti-girl - OregonLive.com

June 24, 2016 - 6:15pm

OregonLive.com

Portland schools ready to end dress code called vague, judgmental, anti-girl
OregonLive.com
A Franklin High student pushed boundaries when he dressed for the first day of school at Franklin High in August 2014. Portland Public Schools' current dress code bars "sexually suggestive" dress and cites "visible undergarments" as one example.

Cost to Fix Portland Public Schools Environmental and Health Problems Tops $400 Million - Willamette Week

June 22, 2016 - 12:45pm

Willamette Week

Cost to Fix Portland Public Schools Environmental and Health Problems Tops $400 Million
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools is beginning to grapple with the price tag to fix elevated levels of lead in its drinking water and other emerging health risks. The cost to replace all the lead pipes and fix plumbing failures at Portland Public Schools: $196 ...

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith Tells Parents She'll Retire Next Summer - Willamette Week

June 22, 2016 - 12:32am

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith Tells Parents She'll Retire Next Summer
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith Tells Parents She'll Retire Next Summer. UPDATE: School Board member Paul Anthony says letting Smith stay another year is “absolute nonsense.” Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith ...

Portland Public Schools chief Carole Smith announces retirement amid lead concerns - KATU

June 21, 2016 - 5:33pm

KATU

Portland Public Schools chief Carole Smith announces retirement amid lead concerns
KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith announced Tuesday that she will retire at the end of the next school year. Smith, who has been leading the state's largest school district for 10 years, has recently come under ...
Carole Smith to retire from Portland Public Schools after 1 more school yearOregonLive.com
PPS Superintendent Carole Smith to retire after 2016-17 school yearkgw.com
Lead Crisis: Portland Superintendent To Step Down In 2017OPB News
Portland Business Journal (blog) -KOIN.com -Portland Tribune
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The Portland Public Schools Board has tabled a proposed contract to purchase pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly ... - Daily Journal

June 18, 2016 - 12:44pm

The Portland Public Schools Board has tabled a proposed contract to purchase pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly ...
Daily Journal
PORTLAND, Oregon — The Portland Public Schools Board has tabled a proposed contract to purchase pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwiches after parents complained that they contain high-fructose corn syrup. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ...

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Portland Public Schools Runs HVAC To Clear Radon, Closes Buckman Pool - KUOW News and Information

June 17, 2016 - 7:18pm

KUOW News and Information

Portland Public Schools Runs HVAC To Clear Radon, Closes Buckman Pool
KUOW News and Information
Elevated radon levels in Portland school buildings have mostly come down, according to officials at Portland Public Schools. It's been about two weeks since the district first announced high levels of the toxic gas at about 17 schools. That includes ...
More lead problems for Portland Public Schools: Buckman's pool closesKATU
Buckman Pool in Southeast Portland closed due to peeling lead paintOregonLive.com
Buckman pool closes for lead, additional 7 PPS rooms need radon fixesPortland Tribune
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More lead problems for Portland Public Schools: Buckman's pool closes - KATU

June 17, 2016 - 7:03pm

KATU

More lead problems for Portland Public Schools: Buckman's pool closes
KATU
PORTLAND, Ore. — It's a popular summer destination for many in Southeast Portland, but now the pool at Buckman School is closed until further notice. "This morning Portland Public Schools decided for the safety of students and the public to ...
Portland Public Schools Runs HVAC To Clear Radon, Closes Buckman PoolKUOW News and Information
Buckman Pool in Southeast Portland closed due to peeling lead paintOregonLive.com

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Portland Public Schools Lead Investigation Could Cost $50000 - Willamette Week

June 14, 2016 - 2:38pm

Willamette Week

Portland Public Schools Lead Investigation Could Cost $50000
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools Lead Investigation Could Cost $50,000. Portland law firm Stoll Berne will look at procedures as well as PPS "personnel breakdowns." Bottled water distributed to students at King Elementary School (WW staff) in midst of Portland ...

Portland Public Schools to Rent Building to Charter School for First Time - Willamette Week

June 14, 2016 - 2:17am

Portland Public Schools to Rent Building to Charter School for First Time
Willamette Week
Portland Public Schools to Rent Building to Charter School for First Time. School building at center of ongoing gentrification of North Portland's traditionally black neighborhoods will be rented to Kairos PDX. Humboldt School is set to be the future ...