Portland Public Schools

A case study.

For over a decade, ALG has helped local school districts across the Pacific Northwest pass funding initiatives to provide better quality education to children. Most recently, we helped Portland Public Schools (PPS) pass the largest school bond in Oregon history in May 2017.

ALG worked with PPS to gauge voters' views on Portland schools, their priorities for funding, and support for a possible bond measure. Our polling found that voters understood the need for the measure, trusted PPS, and wanted funding to be directed towards improving water quality and other health and safety concerns. 

Thus, we recommended placing the bond measure on the ballot. It ended up passing with two-thirds support on Election Day (66% yes / 34% no). The $790 million bond will be used to modernize four schools, as well as ensure clean drinking water in them, remove lead paint, asbestos,