That reversal came Tuesday during a school board discussion of PPS’s current proposal to redraw school attendance zones, which school officials released in September. That proposal, which also includes the relocation of several school communities to new buildings, called for displacing Kairos at the former Humboldt Elementary School with ACCESS Academy, an alternative school for highly gifted students who aren’t served well by their neighborhood schools.
A majority of students at Kairos are black. A majority of students at ACCESS are white.
And to several community leaders in Portland, PPS’s proposal looked like the gentrification of a school. Add to that the fact that advocates for ACCESS didn’t want to move to Humboldt, saying it was too small to serve its growing population adequately.
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