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Not All Portland Arts Teachers Will Be Hired By Start Of School

OPB | Sept. 3, 2013 5:19 p.m. | Updated: Sept. 4, 2013 6:52 a.m. | Portland

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Portland Public Schools officials say not all the 45 arts teachers provided by the city arts tax will be in place for the first day of school Wednesday. It’ll take a few weeks.

Portland voters approved the arts tax last fall, but legal challenges left city and school leaders guessing whether it was safe to spend the money.

With those challenges dismissed, 59 Portland public schools will get at least a part-time arts teacher.

But district spokeswoman Christine Miles says it’ll be a few weeks before all the teachers are in place. On average, schools get an arts teacher for every 500 students. But Miles says the art experience will vary.

“We hope to grow it more, but right now, again, this is a start,” says Miles. “Those positions, and the time the students are going to have in the arts classroom - it’s going to depend on which school they go to.”

The annual $35 per person tax supports arts programs in all six school districts within Portland. There’s also money available for arts organizations.

School
Enrollment
Arts teachers
Alameda
748
1.5
Kelly 
672
1.5
Chapman 
627
1.5
Richmond
616
1
Ainsworth 
572
1
Chief Joseph 
567
1
Llewelyn
543
1
Beverly Cleary 
532
1
Abernethy 
531
1
Woodstock
514
1
Harrison Park
504
1
Glencoe 
487
1
James John 
482
1
Beach 
468
1
Forest Park 
464
1
Rigler
453
1
Buckman Arts 
449
1
Bridlemile 
443
1
Laurelhurst 
435
1
Atkinson 
433
1
Duniway 
433
1
Roseway Heights
430
1
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt 
417
1
Lent
412
1
Lewis
400
1
Scott
391
1
Capitol Hill 
389
1
Markham
389
1
Rosa Parks
384
1
Woodmere
382
1
Rieke
380
1
Grout
379
1
Sitton
363
0.5
Sabin
362
0.5
Sunnyside
362
0.5
Whitman
358
0.5
Lee
355
0.5
Cesar Chavez
351
0.5
Creative Science School
351
0.5
Arleta
340
0.5
Irvington
338
0.5
Faubion
334
0.5
Bridger
332
0.5
Vernon
330
0.5
Woodlawn
329
0.5
Hayhurst
326
0.5
Maplewood
326
0.5
Stephenson
317
0.5
Astor
316
0.5
Vestal
260
0.5
Marysville
257
0.5
Peninsula
255
0.5
Creston
247
0.5
King
247
0.5
Skyline
184
0.5
Winterhaven
169
0.5
MLC
152
0.5
ACCESS Alternative Program
128
0.5
Pioneer
45
0.5

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