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Agenda (Revised): August 20, 2012 Education and Youth Success PEG Meeting

August 20, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM
1900 SW 4th Avenue,Portland, Conference Room 7A

Welcome and Reflections from Last Meeting (10 minutes)

Description: Quick round-table introductions and opportunity for PEG members to share impressions and/or follow-up thoughts from the July 16 meeting

Overview of Today’s Meeting (5 minutes)

Presenter: Deborah Stein, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Description: Using two current examples as case studies (Parkrose School District, in moving forward on its adopted capital bond measure, and PPS, in planning for its proposed capital bond measure), 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.

Presentations by Parkrose, PPS and Portland Parks and Recreation will touch on:

  • Planned and potential use of school facilities by community members
  • Partnerships with other institutions, agencies and organizations
  • Flexibility to respond to future needs and changes beyond what can be envisioned today
  • How City policy could help advance (or inadvertently hinder) school district objectives
  • Issues to be considered as policy is implemented through operating agreements, management practices and regulations


Parkrose School District’s Facilities Planning (20 minutes)

Presenter: Karen Fischer Gray, Parkrose Superintendent

  • Description: Presentation on Parkrose School District’s capital bond measure plans for system and technology upgrades, middle school replacement, and other improvements.


Portland Public Schools’ Facilities Planning (20 minutes)

Presenter: Paul Cathcart, Portland Public Schools Office of School Modernization

  • Description: Presentation on PPS’s proposed capital bond measure to fund system and technology upgrades, facility replacements and various improvements. Presentation will highlight PPS’s partnerships with public and private institutions that support students and families.


Joint Facilities Agreements (10 minutes)

Presenter: Brett Horner, Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR)

  • Description:  Overview of joint facility agreements and joint ventures between PPR and school districts, highlighting advantages, opportunities and challenges.


PEG Discussion (35 minutes)

  • How can City policy be drafted to help guide and optimize partnerships between the school districts and the community?
  • Is there a concern about too much flexibility in policies that encourage school districts to design schools to meet inter-generational community needs? 
  • What should City policies take into account to address/preempt neighborhood concerns about community use of school facilities and grounds?
  • Review/comments on draft policy concepts


Public Comment (10 minutes)

Next Steps (5 minutes)

PEG Check-in (5 minutes)

  • Are you getting the information and support needed to be effective?
  • Is the process working? What changes do we need to consider?


For more information, please contact either Deborah Stein, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability at 503-823-6991 or, or Clark Worth, Facilitator, at 503-222-0146 or