Latest News: 11/27/2016

PPS Superintendent Survey - closes 11/30/2016

"The Portland Public Schools Board members are very interested in your input as they seek to hire a new superintendent.  This survey is designed to gather your perception on the importance of various characteristics commonly found in effective superintendents.  The information will be used by the Board to determine the “Desired Characteristics” of our next superintendent.

Thank you for taking the time to share your perceptions with the Board"

Email us at cpps@cppsportland.org

Bond Updates:

Franklin HS Video

Roosevelt HS Video

Faubion PK-8 Video


In a strongly-worded letter to the school board and interim superintendent McKean, CPPS urges Portland Public Schools to move ahead rapidly on the District-wide boundary review.

"We respectfully request that you direct staff to move full speed ahead on DBRAC’s work for this year. The issues of overcrowding in some schools, under-enrollment in others, and mismatches in configuration have gone on for far too long. Now that PPS is finally addressing these issues, it is essential to keep the momentum and finish the job."

Click here for the complete letter.

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.