A group of parents with kids in Portland Public Schools have filed a complaint with the Oregon Department of Education, claiming that the district’s high school schedule violates a state law mandating 990 hours of instruction time per year. The parents are also arguing that individual classes are also falling short of the state-mandated minimum of class hours per credit — and that high schools would need to add 13 additional class days to be in compliance.
PPS says they are already compliance with state laws.
Do you have kids in Portland Public Schools? Are you a teacher or administrator in the district? What’s your reaction to this complaint?
- Caroline Fenn: Member of the Portland Parents Coalition
- Robb Cowie: Communications director for Portland Public Schools
- Gwen Sullivan: President of Portland Association of Teachers
Editor’s note: This post has been changed to reflect the nature of the parents’ complaint.