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Education and Youth Success PEG: Agenda and materials for July 16, 2012 meeting are available


Education and Youth Success Policy Expert Group 

Date: July 16, 2012

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location:1900 SW 4th Avenue,Portland, Conference Room 7A

Welcome, Introductions and Reflections from Last Meeting (15 minutes)

  • Description: Brief self-introductions and reflections from last meeting


Integrating Equity (10 minutes)

Presenter: Bob Glascock, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Description: An overview of Portland Plan’s equity framework and how equity will be integrated into the Education and Youth Success PEG’s work.

Related Materials (available at the meeting):

Schools as Center of Community (80 minutes)

Presenters: Deborah Stein and Bill Cunningham, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Description: Opportunities and limitations regarding use of schools for a wide array of inter-generational community activities (with examples from different school districts in Portlandand elsewhere). (15 minutes for presentation; 65 minutes for discussion)

Discussion questions:

  • How can schools contribute more as centers of community through shared use of facilities?
  • Are there any contemporary models for school buildings in the Portland area, or other cities, that offer insights into the changing role of schools as centers of community?
  • Should a school’s location matter in deciding what community uses may co-locate with a school? (e.g., schools in less well served neighborhoods; schools located in neighborhood/commercial centers versus residential neighborhoods)
  • What are the concerns/challenges with community use of schools from the perspective of school districts?


Related Materials:


Public Comment (10 minutes)

Wrap-up and Next Steps (5 minutes)

Presenter: Libby Barg, Facilitator

  • Highlights from the discussion: key points of agreement and issues that generated divergent opinions
  • Question to consider over the next month: Are there any schools in Portland Tthat offer particular opportunities for partnerships with other institutions and/or synergy with other community amenities?
  • Next meeting: August 20, 2012 (Topic: Regulatory Flexibility and Neighborhood Safeguards)


For more information, please contact either Deborah Stein, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability at 503-823-6991 or, or Libby Barg (filling in for Clark Worth), Facilitator at 503-585-4043 or