Latest News: 3/30/2017

May 16 election

School Bond Endorsement

CPPS has endorsed Measure 26-193 - The second Portland Public Schools construction bond

As parents, active community leaders, and education advocates, we strongly support improved learning opportunities and facilities for all students in Portland Public Schools.

 Measure 26-193 addresses the critical condition of our Portland schools. We are confident this bond will eliminate many of the long overdue health and safety issues and provide the essential learning spaces needed to prepare graduates for secondary education and/or the workforce. Our Portland Our Schools (now part of CPPS) endorsed and helped pass the successful 2012 bond package, which is delivering well on its promises. 

We have worked diligently throughout the process of formulating this current package of improvements, and we feel it is the best way to address the needs of the school district for facilities that protect its most important asset, the students. This measure is part of the 32 year plan to renovate PPS facilities, starting with the 2012 bond. That plan is not to do “one and done” but to continue seeking capital funding through bond measures every 4 years.

The passage of this bond is essential to following through with the voter commitment to the children of Portland to provide healthy, safe and modernized facilities in which to grow and learn.

PPS School Board Race Voter Forum

League of Women Voters of Portland Education Fund,

Oregon Parent Teacher Association and

Communities and Parents for Public Schools


  Portland Public School District 1J Candidates Forum

  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7 PM

Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

 A nonpartisan forum featuring candidates for Portland Public Schools Board of Directors on the May 16 special election ballot. All candidates for open positions have been invited to attend.  Open positions include Zones 4, 5 and 6.  Questions from the audience will be included.

This forum is free and open to the public.  It will be taped and televised by Metro East Community Media during the weeks following the forums.  It will

also be available on demand through election day, May 16, 2017, at www.lwvpdx.org

Comments, questions, feedback?  Email us at cpps@cppsportland.org

Bond Updates:

Franklin HS Video

Roosevelt HS Video

Faubion PK-8 Video

CPPS focuses 2016-17 on three main areas:

  1. District-wide Boundary Review -- Now that Westside is decided, time to go East

  2. Bond series - 2nd bond delayed until May, time for good community input

  3. Visioning -- The new Superintendent needs a district with a community-developed educational vision

About Community & Parents for Public Schools (CPPS)

CPPS is the Portland chapter of Parents for Public Schools, part of a nationwide network of grassroots organizations focused on increasing parent, family and community involvement in public education. Launched in January of 1999, our chapter is part of the only national organization that actively recruits parents to public schools and advocates for parents taking a role in decision-making, school improvement, and accountability. 

Please click here to join CPPS or make a donation today.

Our Mission

CPPS is committed to building a sustainable network of diverse parent, family, and community voices to ensure a high-quality education for all children in Portland Public Schools.

We believe excellent schools require the participation of the whole community – schools simply cannot do it without us. Community members and parents need to step up and take responsibility for owning our schools and ensuring that all of our students have every opportunity to succeed. CPPS works to mobilize parents and community members who reflect our diverse culture, to bring about systemic change in our school district.