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Buildings for our Future

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Building Advisory Committee

The Portland Public Schools is looking to recruit applicants to serve on the BFOF Advisory Building Committee. Please follow the link below to complete a google form if you are interested in serving. We thank you for your interest.

Building Committee Community Application


The Portland City Council on July 6, 2016, approved the creation of the School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee to review and provide a recommendation on a $70.6 million "Buildings for Our Future" bond proposal to pay for renovations at Presumpscot, Longfellow, Lyseth, and Reiche elementary schools. The committee is made up of members of the Portland Board of Public Education, city councilors and the mayor. 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Thursday, Oct. 6
School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee Meeting, 5-7 p.m., Casco Bay High School, room 200

Wednesday, Nov. 2
School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee Meeting, 5-7 p.m.,  Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall

Tuesday, Nov. 8

School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee Meeting, 5-7 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers

For more information on the School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee, such as meeting agendas, click here.

Buildings For Our Future: Project Objectives

* Transform five elementary schools in poor and worsening condition into 
21st century centers of learning for outstanding academic achievement for our children

* Ensure each elementary school has up-to-date security systems and meet fire safety standards

* Preserve our existing neighborhood schools, ensuring that our children
  stay connected to the community in which they live

* Leverage state and local funding for comprehensive approach