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Portland Public Schools, Oregon

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Portland Public Schools is a school district in Oregon.

Website evaluation

Main article: Evaluation of Oregon school district websites

Last rated on August 14, 2012.

The good

  • Budget
    • Budgets are posted.[1]
  • Administrative Officials
    • Officials are listed with contact information on department pages.
  • Elected Officials
    • School board members are listed with email addresses.[2]
  • Meetings
    • Meeting notices, agendas, and minutes are available.[3]
  • Audits
    • Audits are posted.[4]
  • Contracts
    • Labor contracts are posted.[5]
    • Some bidding information is provided.[6]
  • Academics
    • Link provided for district report cards.[7]
  • Background Checks
    • Background check information is provided.[8]

The bad

  • Elected Officials
    • Phone numbers are not provided.
  • Contracts
    • Vendor contracts are not posted.
  • Public Records
    • Public records information and request form not available.
  • Taxes
    • Tax information is not posted.


School Board

There are seven board members elected at-large, but they must reside in one of seven zones.[9]

First Last Position Term Expiration Zone
Ruth Adkins Member 2015 1
Matt Morton Member 2015 2
Bobbie Regan Member 2015 3
Martin Gonzalez Member 2013 4
Pam Knowles Member 2013 5
Trudy Sargent Member 2013 6
Greg Belisle Member 2015 7

Teacher Contracts

Labor agreements can be found here and salary schedules are posted here.

Administrative Officials

The superintendent of PPS is Carole Smith .[10]


Teachers are represented by the Portland Association of Teachers.


Portland Public Schools publishes its annual budget on its website.[11]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2013-2014 $339,052,223 40.7% $213,626,197 25.6% $148,315,259 17.8% $92,636,849 11.1% $39,503,485 4.7% $833,134,013
Averages: $339,052,223 41% $213,626,197 26% $148,315,259 18% $92,636,849 11% $39,503,485 5% $833,134,013

Academic performance

District report cards can be found here.

External links