Since 2015, the Portland Public Schools has had a "float" in the Pride Portland events - a yellow PPS bus! As a welcoming, inclusive school district, we proudly affirm and stand with our LGBTQ+ students, staff and families.
This year Pride events are on Saturday, June 17. The parade kicks off at 1 p.m. and the entire PPS community is welcome to participate! Students, staff, Board of Public Education members and families can all come march with PPS in the parade, and either walk in front of the bus or ride the bus! Wear your PPS gear if you have some – from any school – to represent PPS.
Arrive early if you want to help decorate the float – which is a PPS school bus! Line up happens near Monument Square (The PPS bus will be parked on one of the side streets facing Congress Street...just look for the yellow bus to find us!) any time after noon. We’ll start moving shortly after the parade begins at 1 p.m. The route winds down Congress to High Street then down to Deering Oaks Park where there is a festival with entertainment, info tables and vendors. Hope many of you can make it!
P.S. Anyone interested in purchasing PPS Pride gear can go to this link.