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Agenda: July 16, 2012 Education and Youth Success PEG Meeting

Monday, July 16 2012, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1900 SW 4th Ave., Portland, Conference Room 7A on the 7th Floor


The general public is invited to attend. For more information on the Comprehensive Plan Update and the Policy Expert Groups, visit

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