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):
- Portland Plan: Equity Defined (see page 18)
- Portland Plan Checklist, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
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)
- 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?
- Portland Plan, Healthy Connected City Strategy (see pp. 73-97)
- Community Uses in Schools, Portland Public Schools, Office of School Modernization (to be handed out at the meeting)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Libby Barg (filling in for Clark Worth), Facilitator at 503-585-4043 or email@example.com