Protesters Interrupt Portland School Board Vote; Transfer Measure Passes Anyway


Protesters with Don't Shoot Portland again interrupted a Portland School Board vote on its transfer policy Tuesday. Unlike last week, school-board members carried on, voting 4-1 to pass a resolution that will curtail neighborhood-to-neighborhood student transfers and shake up the way the lottery for specialized focus schools draw kids.Steve Buel did not vote. Matt Morton was absent. Greg Belisle voted ...   More
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 by Beth Slovic

Burying a Tax Idea

Realtors are bankrolling a measure to ban transfer taxes—and further tie the hands of local government.

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It’s not every day a special-interest group raises nearly $800,000 to wage a campaign to ban something that’s already illegal.  But that’s the situation with a proposed 2012 initiative ca   More
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 NIGEL JAQUISS

High-School Redesign? Check. PPS Transfer Policy? Next.

Members of the Portland School Board voted 5-2 last night to approve PPS's resolution on high schools. But during almost three hours of testimony that ended about 11:30 pm, talk kept coming back to Portland Public Schools' longstanding policy of letting students transfer to different neighborhood schools. The transfer policy was held out as a crucial component of PPS's "school choice" ethos, ...   More
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 BETH SLOVIC


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