Presentation April 4 on Keeping Our Children Safe
On Thursday, April 4 a joint committee meeting of the Schools and Public Safety committees will feature a panel discussion on school safety measures in Portland Public Schools with the School Resource Officer from the Wilson cluster and safety specialists from the district office. This will be at 7:00 PM in the Multnomah Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy at 31st.
May Election Forums Important to Schools
PPS School Board Candidates: The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is holding a candidate forum on Wednesday, April 3rd 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Concordia University Hagen Campus Center (2nd Floor) 2811 N.E. Holman. The League of Women Voters School Board Candidate Forum is on Tuesday, April 16 7:00-9:00 PM in the Board Room, Blanchard Building, 501 N Dixon.
Local ballot measures: League of Women Voters on Tuesday, April 2 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Board Room, Multnomah County Building, 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
7:00-7:30 PM City of Portland Measure 26-150: Renew five-year levy to prevent abuse, child hunger
7:30-8:00 PM Metro Measure 26-152: Local option levy: improve natural areas, water quality for fish
8:00-9:00 PM City of Portland Measure 26-151: Fluoridation of Portland drinking water supply – referendum.
City Funding for SUN programs at risk again
With a large deficit predicted in the Portland City budget for 2013-14, all city programs are facing cuts. We are fighting to keep the SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) programs at Gray, Jackson and Markham. These are the only major help for low-income students in the area, and they benefit all students. Other programs, such as the Office of Neighborhood Involvement which funds SWNI, are also in danger of cuts.
Wilson Student Liaison with SWNI
Students in the Wilson HS leadership program are going to serve as advisors on building connections between SWNI neighborhoods and the high school, and on issues important to students. We met with them on March 14, and are meeting with them again on April 25 to discuss the relationship further.
Volunteer program to be coordinated with a citywide group and PPS
A new group, PDX80%, is helping Portland Public Schools recruit and screen volunteers for schools throughout the city, especially from the 80% of residents who don’t have kids in school. The Schools Committee is represented on that group, which will coordinate and strengthen our efforts. To learn know more about this program, please give Will Fuller a call at 503-764-5501 or email him at email@example.com
Thursday, March 21, 7 PM at the SWNI Office – Room 4, Multnomah Center 7688 SW Capitol Hwy at 31st