Do you know a parent or future parent of children that plan to attend Beech, Boise-Eliot, Chief Joseph, Faubion, King, Ockley Green, Vernon or Woodlawn schools?
Portland Public Schools (PPS) plans to make changes to the boundaries and programs of the neighborhood schools above, known as the Jefferson Cluster, in an attempt to balance enrollment, easing overcrowding on some schools and directing students to schools that have too few students.
Why is this important? Schools in your area may be changed, beginning next year, so that all students have access to a full academic program. Changes could include moving boundary lines or special program locations, changing a school’s grade structure, and—only as a last resort—consolidating or closing schools.
Please spread the word and invite neighbors to:
What: Community Forum regarding Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing
When: Tuesday, November 13th, 5:30-8PM
Where: Jefferson High School Cafeteria, 5210 N Kerby St.
PPS is seeking additional input at a community forum on such key issues as how and whether to convert some schools back to K-5 and 6-8 structures.
Forum Details: School representatives will share information about their programs from 5:30-6 pm. General presentation begins at 6 pm. Refreshments, interpretation services and free child care for children ages 3-12. Child care space is limited. Please call 503-916-3205 to sign-up in advance.
For more information, please see the attached flyers in both english and spanish
Please share this message broadly with your community, on your neighborhood websites, and via social media networks.

Do you know a parent or future parent of children that plan to attend Beech, Boise-Eliot, Chief Joseph, Faubion, King, Ockley Green, Vernon or Woodlawn schools?

Portland Public Schools (PPS) plans to make changes to the boundaries and programs of the neighborhood schools above, known as the Jefferson Cluster, in an attempt to balance enrollment, easing overcrowding on some schools and directing students to schools that have too few students.

Why is this important? Schools in your area may be changed, beginning next year, so that all students have access to a full academic program. Changes could include moving boundary lines or special program locations, changing a school’s grade structure, and—only as a last resort—consolidating or closing schools.

Please spread the word and invite neighbors to:

What: Community Forum regarding Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing

When: Tuesday, November 13th, 5:30-8PM

Where: Jefferson High School Cafeteria, 5210 N Kerby St.

PPS is seeking additional input at a community forum on such key issues as how and whether to convert some schools back to K-5 and 6-8 structures.

Forum Details: School representatives will share information about their programs from 5:30-6 pm. General presentation begins at 6 pm. Refreshments, interpretation services and free child care for children ages 3-12. Child care space is limited. Please call 503-916-3205 to sign-up in advance.

For more information, please see the attached images in both english and spanish (click to view large version).

Please share this message broadly with your community, on your neighborhood websites, and via social media networks.

English:
Enrollment-Balancing-Flier-Next-Steps-Nov2012

Spanish:
Enrollment-Balancing-Flier-Next-Steps-Nov2012-Spanish

Update:

Below are links to more materials for the meeting on 11/13/12.

Jefferson Cluster Enrollment Balancing Meeting Agenda

Enrollment Balancing Info and Map Foldout

Enrollment Balancing Feedback Sheet

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