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The PEG wrapped up its review and discussion of Part 1 (goals and policies), and previewed Part 2 (maps and systems) to understand the relationship between land use, infrastructure systems and the physical and social health of children and youth.
In its concluding meeting, the Education and Youth Success PEG will finalize a memo to staff conveying key themes that have emerged from the group’s discussions over the year. In addition, through an interactive mapping exercise, the PEG will identify leading issues for staff to consider as they develop a draft land use map and investment strategy for the Comprehensive Plan Update Part 2.
The PEG heard a brief presentation on Portland Public Schools’ “Ed Specs” process, received an update on the Comprehensive Plan process, and then discussed Working Draft Part 1 (Goals and Policies) through a youth success and equity lens.
The PEG will wrap up its review and discussion of Part 1 (goals and policies), and will preview Part 2 (maps and systems) to understand the relationship between land use, infrastructure systems and the physical and social health of children and youth.
PEG members will provide feedback on draft goals and policies, particularly those which contribute to the social and physical well-being of youth as well as their academic success.
Staff walked the PEG members through the Working Draft Part 1 (Goals and Policies) and Companion Guide, highlighting goals and policies that relate to youth success.
At the December Education and Youth Success PEG meeting, the group explored how gentrification and growth scenarios (which illustrate different ways the city can grow over the next 25 years) relate to schools and the academic, social and health outcomes of Portland’s children and youth. The group also previewed next steps in the Comprehensive Plan update process.
PEG members will be provided with a “guided tour” of the newly published Comprehensive Plan Working Draft (Part 1), and will discuss draft goals and policies in the context of education and youth success.
The PEG heard a presentation on equity fundamentals and reviewed a sampling of data excerpted from the report Communities of Color in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile; then explored questions related to schools as ingredients of complete communities through an equity lens.
The PEG will explore how gentrification and growth scenarios (which illustrate different ways the city can grow over the next 25 years) relate to issues of interest to this PEG: schools and community assets that support youth success.
The PEG will explore equity, why it is important, and how it relates to education and youth success.
The PEG discussed how demographic trends may affect schools, reviewed draft policies related to schools, and offered feedback on the PEG process.
Education PEG summary meeting notes
PEG will review and discuss demographic trends related to schools and related policy implications.
The PEG will explore possible alternatives to the City’s current regulatory structure for school upgrades and new construction, to inform City policy related to 21st century schools that flexibly accommodate multiple functions and serve Portlanders of all generations, cultures and abilities.
The PEG will explore how City policy can advance the ability of school districts to most effectively upgrade and build facilities that meet the needs of current and future students and community members
This meeting will explore opportunities and limitations regarding the use of schools for an array of intergenerational community activities
Meeting will include background on Education and Youth Success issues, a review of proposed future topics and an overview of the PEG charter and responsibilities.