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Portland Board of Public Education, April 2017

The Portland Public Schools is led by a school board of nine members, all elected by popular vote.
The School Board meets regularly on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Note – we do not convene in the month of July.
The board may schedule special sessions as needed throughout the year. All board meetings are open to the public.
Recordings of Board Meetings from November 15, 2016, can be found on our YouTube Channel by clicking the YouTube icon above or clicking on the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/user/portlandschools

Our Job
The Portland Board of Public Education is responsible for providing educational program for all of the students within our system. We do this primarily by establishing the policies that direct instructional and support programs within the system, and by employing a Superintendent to whom we give the authority and responsibility to supervise the effective implementation of those policies. It is not our duty to operate the schools, but to see that they are well operated.
Members of the board have authority only when acting as a school board legally in session. We cannot be bound in any way by an action or statement of one of our members acting alone, unless we have specifically instructed the person to act on our behalf.

To send an email to all members of the school board, use this email address:

To contact individual board members, use the contact information listed below:

Sarah Thompson 2015

Sarah J. Thompson, At-Large 

83 Starbird Rd.
Phone 761-9275

Roberto Rodriguez

           Roberto Rodriguez, At-Large (2019)

17 Sanborn St.
Phone 358-9560

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Mark Balfantz, At-Large (2020)

P.O. Box 3621, Portland, Maine 04104
Phone: 207-370-0543

Anna Trevorrow 2016

Anna Trevorrow, At Large (2019)
School Board Chair

5 Mayo St.
Phone: 699-4141


Jenna Vendil, District 1

38 Vesper St., #3
Phone: 518-8044


Holly Seeliger, District 2 

303 Brackett St Apt. 2
Phone: 415-0207


Laurie Davis, District 3

134 Oakdale St.
Phone: 838-5201

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Timothy Atkinson, District 4 (2020)
  24 Hartley St.
Phone: (347) 421-1361

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Marnie Morrione, District 5 (2020)
51 Fuller Street
Phone 773-9859


Saharla Farah DHS 2017

  Saharla Farah (2018)
Student Representative
Deering High School
(PPS) 874-8100


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Isabel Clayter (2018) 
Student Representative

Portland High School
(PPS) 874-8100

Tiana Urey

Tiana Urey (2018)
Student Representative

Casco Bay High School
(PPS) 874-8100


Anna Power Rokowski 

Anna Power-Rokowski
Student Representative
Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS)

(PPS) 874-8100



School Board members also represent the board on various committees and boards and serve as liaisons with a variety of organizations. The list is as follows:

Teachers Union Reform Network (TURN): Laurie Davis 

Nellie Mae Education Foundation: Marnie Morrione and Anna Trevorrow

Building Committee (appointed in February 2017 by City Council): Laurie Davis (Vice Chair), Marnie Morrione, Sarah Thompson

Quick Links
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  • Upcoming Agenda Items
Meetings of the Portland Board of Public Education may be viewed on the district's Youtube

Portland Board Of Public Education Code of Ethics