Portland Public Schools

501 North Dixon StreetPortland, Oregon 97227


Portland Public Schools is a district located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1851, the district is home to 49,000 students across 81 schools.

For the 2021-2022 school year, the district confirmed that masks, 3 feet of social distancing, and COVID testing for symptomatic students and staff are required. District officials are also pushing the vaccination on students 12 and older. The district ruled on August 18, 2021 that all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The staff had until August 31st, 2021 to show proof of vaccination.

The district is began “Anti-Racist Teacher Training” in 2021 which is heavily influenced by Critical Race Theory. The material includes information being taught to children on how and why they are racist.

Updated – October 5, 2021

Board Members:

Michelle DePassBoard Chair, Zone 2
Andrew ScottVice Chair, Zone 1
Amy KohnstammZone 3
Herman GreeneZone 4
Gary HollandsZone 5
Julia Brim-EdwardsZone 6
Eilidh LoweryZone 7

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The Portland Public Schools Board of Education consists of seven members elected to at-large positions for four-year terms. Board meetings were recently reopened to the public and take place at the Blanchard Education Service Center (BESC). Masks are required to be worn at meetings whether you are vaccinated or not. A full list of meetings can be found on the Board's website.
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