Changing demographics, enrollment and other factors mean that Portland Public Schools must make changes to some of its schools. In North and Northeast Portland, specifically around Jefferson High School where the community is more low-income than some others, past closures have been controversial.
And over the last few months several different schools have faced closure under proposals from Superintendent Carole Smith, including Chief Joseph and Woodlawn. Now the school board is expected to vote on revised recommendations. We’ll ask OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the ramifications of these changes and what the future might hold for other parts of the district where enrollment is also in flux.
Do you have kids in the Jefferson cluster? Do you have questions about the changes the Portland Public School Board will be voting on?