March 16, 2020, was the day the COVID-19 pandemic first closed Oregon schools, following an order from Gov. Kate Brown. Many students have spent a whole year learning from home. And for students with disabilities, that brings extra challenges. Families have to find new tools and build school environments without the services they’re used to.
At $1.2 billion, the Portland Public Schools bond will include funds to renovate Jefferson High School and finish modernizing Benson High School as well as investments into technology, curriculum and designing a "Center for Black Student Excellence."